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WVU Parkersburg to remember 9/11 tragedy with memorial program Sept. 7|
CONTACT: Anthony Underwood, vice president of student services, 304-424-8209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/31/11 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg will remember the Sept. 11 tragedy with a campus ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. in front of the college’s main building. The observance is open to the public. The campus community will gather to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the airline flights on Sept. 11, 2001.
The ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the National Guard. The keynote speaker will be Cindy Bullock whose sister, Parkersburg native Mary Lou Hague, was a victim of the 9/11 attack. WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, Student Government Association president Loren Bell, and WVU Parkersburg professor Aaron Crites who was present in D.C. at the time of the attack, will also provide comments.
The program will also include a ringing of the bell and moment of silence in honor of the fallen. A WVU Parkersburg student will sing the national anthem. A singing of “America the Beautiful” by those in attendance will conclude the program.
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