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W&L Sets 9/11 Commemoration


News Contact:
Julie Cline
News Writer
jcline@wlu.edu
540-458-8954

Washington and Lee University will honor those killed in New York City, Washington, D.C. and rural Pennsylvania in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, by holding "9/11: Never Forget."

The memorial is part of a national program taking place on college campuses and is sponsored by the Young America's Foundation. College Republicans and Democrats are co-sponsoring this daylong program on W&L's campus.

Three thousand flags will be displayed all day on the Colonnade to represent each victim of the attacks that happened that day. At 9:11 a.m., W&L junior Clark Simcoe will play "Taps" and Burr Datz, director of Leadership Development and coordinator of religious campus activities, will close the brief ceremony in prayer.

All are welcome to attend the brief ceremony, a moment to pause and reflect at 9:11, or at any time during the day.