Events Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Sep 08, 2021

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The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at California University of Pennsylvania has planned a series of events to observe the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

“We want to take time to remember the lives lost on that horrific day,” said Robert Prah, director of Military and Veterans Affairs and a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. “It’s a time to share our stories, especially for our alumni and students who have served our nation in support of the war on terror.”

Here is a schedule of events, which are open to the public:

Noon Tuesday, Sept. 7: Greg Zaborowski, education specialist at the Flight 93 National Memorial, will moderate the program “America Attacked.” The livestream will be available in the south wing of the Convocation Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; seating will be limited, and masks will be required.

Noon Wednesday, Sept. 8: Three Cal U professors will provide insights into history at “9/11: What Happened and Why” in the south wing of the Convocation Center.

Dr. John Cencich, criminal justice professor, will discuss his experiences with crimes against humanity and the al-Qaeda presence in Bosnia and Kosovo; and Dr. Joseph Heim, history professor, will discuss al-Qaeda’s roots. Seating will be limited, and masks will be required..

12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10: Cal U campus minister Pete Ware will lead a memorial service near the Vulcan statue on the quad. At 1 p.m., members of the ROTC staff at Cal U will conduct a flag-folding ceremony.

Saturday, Sept. 11: Chimes in the Old Main Clock Tower will sound at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., :37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. to honor the 9/11 victims in New York, Washington, D.C., and Somerset County, Pa.

A moment of silence in memory of the victims of 9/11 will be held prior to the Cal U Vulcans football game vs. Lock Haven at 1 p.m. at Adamson Stadium. A large American flag will be displayed on the field.

A moment of silence will be observed at 2 p.m. prior to the men’s soccer game vs. Ohio Dominican at the Phillipsburg Soccer Facility and before the women’s volleyball game vs. West Liberty at the Convocation Center.