LHU remembers 9/11

LOCK HAVEN — On Wednesday, Lock Haven University held several events in memory of the lives lost on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States.

At 8:20 a.m., several members of the LHU community participated in a Moving Tribute on bicycles, led by LHU President Robert Pignatello, carrying an American Flag from Triangle Park to the Poorman Amphitheater on the campus of LHU.

The LHU Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) organized the placing of 2,977 flags on the lawn of Poorman Commons, representing each of the victims who lost their lives during the attacks.

At 8:30 a.m., the SVA began their ceremony at the amphitheater, with speakers recalling the events of that day.

At 8:45 a.m., LHU ROTC posted colors and the singing of the National Anthem was performed by LHU student, Arnold Benson.

At 9:01 a.m., the Fredericks Family Carillon chimed 18 times to represent the years that have passed since the attacks. Pignatello then spoke about his personal memory of the day, living it first-hand and recalling the pl­­anes flying over the building he worked in at the time, in New York City.

At 9:03 a.m., the time of the second terror strike on the World Trade Center, the LHU community participated in a campus-wide moment of silence. Pignatello then added his own flag to the lawn.

At the end of the ceremony, the Moving Tribute group continued by riding back to Triangle Park to hand off the flag to the next group.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.


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