9/11 Memorial Activities on Campus Today

How Do You Feel 10 Years Later? Remembering Sept. 11, 2001, at 11 a.m.

The Center for Student Leadership & Activities and Student Government are hosting an event today where students, faculty and staff will be asked to express their feelings about this day in history.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 in the Amphitheatre on the west side of the Fine Arts Hall (facing the Rock Cycle Garden).

In observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a survivor of the attack on the World Trade Center plans to attend the event at 11 a.m. Ivera Mazon, who worked for Group Health Insurance on the fourth floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center, brought her daughter to work with her on that day for a baby shower. She escaped with serious injuries. Her husband will be with her at today’s event and will speak on her behalf.

In addition, you may decorate quilt squares that will be sewn together and hung in an area deemed appropriate on campus. The Santa Fe Brass Quintet will also give a performance during the event.

9/11 Memorial Flag Retirement Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Collegiate Veterans Society will retire the U.S. flag at 4:30 p.m. (shapr!) today at the Patriot’s Circle in front of the Alan J. Robertson Administration Building.

“Mr. Dean Beckman will receive the flag because Dean has supported the scholarship fund and other activities of the Collegiate Veterans Society,” said John Gebhardt, the organization’s advisor.

Caira Everly, a UF student with close ties to Santa Fe, will sing a song before Taps is played by a member of the Collegiate Veterans Society.

The group has held a memorial flag retirement ceremony ever since the first anniversary of 9/11.

“While there are a lot of other things happening because of the 10th anniversary, the student veterans have always done this,” Gebhardt said. “The ceremony is short and sweet and intended to be solemn in respect for those killed on 9/11 and all the soldiers who have been killed and all of those who have served.”