"It's something I can do to show my support for the country and the victims," the KU sophomore said.
Many are joining her. Jason Wilson, an assistant manager at Lawrence's Wal-Mart, said the store ran out of American flags Wednesday and was awaiting a replacement order.
"I can't remember anything of this magnitude -- we sold a few more after the Oklahoma City bombing," he said. "People are proud to be an American still. It's good to see."
E-mails circulated across the state and nation Thursday, proclaiming today (Friday) "Flags Across America Day."
City Manager Mike Wildgen said Thursday afternoon he was unaware of the plans, but he said he would order city flags flown today downtown.