West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg campus to observe fifth anniversary of 9/11.
CONTACT: WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, 424-8200.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will observe the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11th tragedy with a program of remembrance at 11 a.m., Monday (Sept. 11) at the campus flagpoles.
The U.S. Marine Color Guard will present colors. Offering their thoughts on the tragedy will be Kevin Siers, Parkersburg fireman and chaplain; Nelson Ortiz, instructor of criminal justice, representing law enforcement, and student Jason Lowe. WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage will present a reading of reflection. Nick Busch will serve as student master of ceremonies. Leading participants in singing "America the Beautiful" will be the College Chorale.
Following the outside program, Rob Anderson, instructor of history, will discuss the significance of 9/11 in a presentation to be held in Room 1305.
A memory book will be available for those who would like to sign their remembrances. Also on display will be a list of those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the airline flights on Sept. 11, 2001.
The college's 9/11 observance is open to the public.