ST. CLOUD -- On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, some St. Cloud State University students who are also members of the military held a flag raising on campus.

Dozens gathered to watch as the flags were raised to half-staff in remembrance of those who lost their lives that September day 16 years ago.

Brandon Askin is a combat veteran and an SCSU student. He told the crowd gathered in front of the school's administration building to take time today to remember what the flag symbolizes and those who lost their lives defending our freedom.