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posted on 9/8/11
Saint Joseph's College to Hold 9/11 Memorial Service
On Sunday, September 11, Saint Joseph's College will hold a memorial service in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. On Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 pm CDT, members of the SJC community will place mini American flags in the lawn around Halleck Student Center to represent the number of people who died in the attacks. All are welcome to attend the planting of the flags and Sunday's service.
Sunday's service will be held at 1:00 pm CDT in front of Halleck Student Center. The theme of the service will be reconciliation, which will be conveyed in a speech by SJC President Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg. The service will also feature prayers, the National Anthem, a trumpeter for taps, and a time for silence. Buz Koehler, Chief of the Rensselaer Fire Department, will speak about the 9/11 memorial his department will be arranging. The service is expected to last about 30 minutes. On Monday, the flags will be removed for keepsakes and other purposes. If you are interested in helping with the removal, come to Halleck Student Center any time between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm CDT.
"We [Student Development and Campus Ministry] knew that the attacks of 9/11 directly affected many people and indirectly affected all of us," said senior History major James Bertucci of Chicago, Ill. "An anniversary such as this allows the SJC community to be in solidarity with the nation and work towards remembrance and reconciliation."
For more information, contact James Bertucci at email@example.com.
Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 26 majors, 4 group majors, 28 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students.
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