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Citadel News Service
7 Sep 2011

The Citadel family to remember 9-11

Members of The Citadel family will take part in two commemorations this weekend to observe the 10th anniversary of 9-11.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Summerall Chapel for faculty, staff and students. The 30-minute ceremony will include remarks by Citadel President Lt Gen. John W. Rosa who was in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The Citadel 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is open to the public. 

On Sunday, members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will gather on Summerall Field immediately following religious services to reflect on the anniversary and remember those whose lives were lost in the terror attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. In the years since the terror attacks, 15 Citadel graduates serving in the military have died in the war on terror.

Sunday’s observance is expected to begin at approximately 10:20 a.m., or at the conclusion of chapel services. It is open to the public. Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend.

During Sunday’s 15-minute observance, members of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes will perform Echo Taps and there will be brief remarks and a prayer for the nation. The observance is hosted by The Citadel Republican Society, one of the largest cadet clubs on campus.

Again this year, the Republican Club will line the Avenue of Remembrance, where college memorials to its war dead are located, with American flags in remembrance of 9-11.

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