Bucknell to commemorate September 11 with reflection, service projects
September 08, 2010
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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony and flag display on Sept. 10 as well as a week of community service activities.
The Bucknell University Conservatives Club will sponsor a Day of Remembrance flag display on the uphill side of the Elaine Langone Center.
The commemorative ceremony, which begins at 5 p m. on the lawn uphill of the Elaine Langone Center, will feature remarks by Bucknell University Chaplain The Rev. Thomasina Yuille and Beth O'Brien, a Bucknell junior majoring in management who served as a Voices of September 11th intern this summer. The ceremony will include a performance by Beyond Unison, a co-ed a cappella group.
Weeklong community service Bucknell students also will participate in community service projects as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, signed into law last year by President Obama.
"Bucknell University has planned to participate in four community service activities from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17 to honor the lives lost on September 11th," said O'Brien.
The activities include:
· Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 7 p.m.: helping with the afterschool program at the Donald Heiter Community Center;
· Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m.: harvesting vegetables at the Dreamcatcher Farm in Lewisburg;
· Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: writing letters and thank-you cards for overseas service men and women in Walls Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center; [note date change]
· Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.: assisting with clean up and gardening at William Cameron Engine Company, the first responders of Lewisburg.
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