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Jake Neidert

Chapter Chairman
Young Conservatives of Texas at Baylor University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baylor​@yct.org Friday, September 11, 2020

***9/11 Memorial Announcement***

Young Conservatives of Texas At Baylor University respond to Baylor placing Trigger
Warning on 9/11 memorial

For several years, the Young Conservatives of Texas at Baylor have carried the tradition of
setting up a 9/11 memorial on Baylor’s campus. 2,977 American flags line Fountain Mall every
year to honor the victims and first responders who lost their lives during the tragic terror attacks
against the United States. The memorial traditionally only includes flags and no signage or
political messaging. Every year we do our best to ensure that this event is about America not

Upon our initial request to place the memorial this year, we made it clear to Baylor Student
Activities that this was not a political event. Less than 24 hours before the event, Baylor Student
Activities informed us they would need to place “expression activity” signs near the flags.

Baylor Student Activities placed a sign that read; “Please be advised: sensitive content”. These
signs amount to nothing short of a trigger warning for an event that should unite all Americans.

As Baylor students, this is incredibly saddening for us to see. 9/11 is a day that we can forget our
political identities and come together to remember those who died and celebrate the triumph of
our nation over evil. We ask that the University formally apologize to the Baylor community for
displaying the signs at our memorial in order to assert their commitment to the victims of 9/11.