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Pitt-Johnstown Remembers Nine Eleven - Special Observance

Pitt-Johnstown Remembers Nine Eleven - Special Observance

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The events of that day are seared into our memories. We watched as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed and as an explosion rocked the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. We watched as, just miles away in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, ordinary men and women became heroes, countering the plans of armed hijackers and saving the lives of countless civilians.

Now, one year after the events of 9-11, we remember and reflect on the tragedies in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanksville.

On Wednesday, September 11, 2002, special memorial observances are planned. I invite all faculty, staff, and students to join me as we gather on the campus mall at 8:45 a.m., where the American flag will be lowered to half-mast and a non-denominational prayer will be read. In addition, the victims' names of Flight 93 will be read to pay a special tribute to these heroes. Shannon Hanselman, Student Senate President; George Trimitsis, Faculty Senate President; and Bob Knipple, Staff Activities and Concerns Association President, will also be present at the ceremony.

UPJ Campus Ministry is also planning special memorial services to take place in the Whalley Chapel at 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. on 9/11. Organized by Pastor Jim Gay and Sister Corinne Kirsch, the service will include both patriotic and traditional hymns, Scripture reading and prayer, a multimedia presentation of 9-11 images, and a candlelight vigil accompanied by "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

Please join the UPJ community as we remember the events of September 11 and how it has brought us together as a nation.
Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 9/6/2002 9:00:00 AM