Mount Union Community Remembers September 11

April 22, 2010

Mount Union College observed September 11 with a day of remembrance and hope.

At 8:43 a.m. the Bicentennial Bell rang in the quad followed by a minute of silence campus-wide.

From 5 to 5:30 p.m. a Commemoration Service was held in DeWald Chapel. Following the service, groups of students departed for the Second Annual 'America Supports You Freedom Walk.'

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service registered a team consisting of Mount Union students, members of Alpha Phi Omega and the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar Fellowship Program, an AmeriCorps program.

The Freedom Walk took place in Sebring, and was organized by 10-year-old Colton Lockner of Sebring to help remember the victims of September 11, 2001 and to honor the veterans, both past and present.

Lockner earned the support of Sebring Mayor, John Smith, Senator John Boccieri, The VFW Post #76 and their Women's Auxiliary, The American Legion Post #6730 and their Women's Auxiliary and the Ohio National Guard. Senator John Boccieri and Veteran Connection President Rick Mirenzi spoke at the event.

The Sebring Freedom Walk followed a one-mile trail that started at B.L. Miller Elementary School and ended at the Veteran's Memorial at South Side Park where a small ceremony with speakers, music entertainers and refreshments were held.

The Freedom Walk is a nationally sponsored event that came to life through the Department of Defense to recognize citizens who support U.S. military men and women.

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