Remembering September 11

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     A special memorial service was held in chapel Monday morning for students to reflect and pray on the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The program included the reading of the day's events as they unfolded before our nation.
    An emotional slide presentation was shown that depicted many of the horrific scenes of the airline crashes as well as the rescue efforts that followed.
    That evening, students organized a
candlelit ceremony in the McGehee Courtyard in remembrance of those who lost their lives or were directly impacted by the events of 9/11. The service included a moment of reflection presented by History Professor Tim McNeese in which he acknowledged many things have changed in the past five years. He charged students to remember the victims of the tragedy, but also to remember that much of who we are as Americans remains unchanged.
    By candlelight students sang The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, and Amazing Grace. Words to the songs were printed on a program containing the 2,973 names of the victims of September 11.