Friday, September 2, 2011
Students and community members will gather at William Woods University Tuesday for a 10th Anniversary Remembrance Service of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.
The observance will be at 1 p.m. at Thurmond Chapel on the William Woods campus.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks, the Rev. Travis Tamerius, WWU chaplain, said the remembrance service will be “a time of commemoration and a time to celebrate the better days ahead.”
About 3,000 people were killed along with the 19 terrorists who hijacked several airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Another hijacked plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa.
The WWU service will include inspirational readings and recollections of the national tragedy. Several members of the community and the campus will share stories of the men and women who lost their lives during the attack led by al-Qaida terrorists who claimed responsibility for the destruction. Those gathered at the event will observe a moment of silence and reflect on the events of that day, followed by musical tributes to the victims.