TROY students to mark anniversary of terrorist attacks

Posted: Tuesday, 09 September 2008

TROY -- Troy University students plan to mark the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a special memorial ceremony at noon Thursday on the Quad.

While organized by the University’s chapter of College Republicans, CR chairman Kristen Carter said the event wasn’t about partisan politics.

“This is a day for us to come together as Americans and remember,” said Carter, who added that the event was open to all who wanted to attend.

The Quad will also be covered with American flags in memory of the 3,000 people who were killed in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington, D.C. and rural Pennsylvania.

“The flags represent the lives we lost on that day, and anyone can come donate their time to help us put them out,” she said.

Carter said students will assemble on the Quad at 9 p.m. on Sept. 10 to begin the placement of the flags.

For more information, contact Kristen Carter, College Republicans Chairmen, at 334-372-0354.

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Troy University students pause for a moment of silence in remembrance of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks last year during a ceremony. Troy University’s chapter of College Republicans will conduct similar, non-partisan services Thursday at noon on the Quad. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

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Some 3,000 American flags will be placed on Troy University’s Quad Wednesday night as students prepare for a 9/11 memorial service at noon on Thursday. The service is open to the public to attend. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)