Mount Union College Sets September 11 Events

April 22, 2010

Mount Union College will commemorate September 11 with a daylong series of events entitled "September 11, 2002: A Day of Remembrance, Response and Hope," Dr. Jack Ewing, president of the College, has announced.


According to Dr. Ewing, the events will allow for participation, reflection and worship in memorializing the more than 3,000 people who either lost their lives or are missing due to the terrorist attacks of last September.

The morning will begin with a remembrance program at the College's Bell Tower from 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and will include prayers and readings to commemorate those who fell victim to the series of events that terrorized the nation last year. A reading of the 3,005 names of those who are dead or missing will follow the ceremony. During the day, the campus will also be adorned with 3,005 small American flags, each with a name of one of the victims.

At noon, a time for reflection in the Dewald Chapel will include a sight and sound presentation which will run continuously and be geared to the memories of how the nation responded to the September 11 attacks.

The day will conclude with a Service of Hope in the Dewald Chapel at 8 p.m. The worship service will be followed by a candlelight walk to the campus lakes to mirror the response of the campus to the September 11 events one year ago.

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