University to Hold 9/11 Memorial
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UT Tyler will hold a day of remembrance on the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Various events will take place throughout the day.
An opening ceremony will be held 7:30 – 8 a.m. beginning at the flagpoles and ending in the University Center by members of the University Student Veterans Association.
The American flag will be lowered to half staff and a dedication of the flag pole lights will be made in honor of the late Dr. Thomas Allen, associate professor of music and Marine veteran. Ribbons to honor the 2,996 victims will be passed out for faculty, staff and students to wear, and small American flags will be placed near the University's main entrance for each victim.
Various speakers will reflect on their Sept. 11 experiences from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the University Center. A choral reading sponsored by the UT Tyler Muntz Library will also take place
At 5 p.m., the Black Student Association will hold a Unity Picnic by the tennis courts to promote and unite people of all backgrounds. Student organizations and local restaurants will provide food and entertainment.
To conclude the day, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a luminary candle lighting at 7:30 p.m. by the Riter Bell Tower. USVA members who have served our country since September 11 will speak. Taps, the famous military bugle piece, will be played by Dr. Kenneth Muckelroy, retired professor of music.