Sept. 7, 2010
WVU Parkersburg to remember 9/11 tragedy with Friday (Sept. 10) memorial program.
CONTACT: Anthony Underwood, vice president for Student Services, 304-424-8209.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will remember the Sept. 11th tragedy with a campus ceremony at 9 a.m., Friday (Sept. 10).
The observance will be held in front of the college's administrative building. The campus community will gather to remember 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 ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the National Guard. WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage will provide comments as will Teresa Wamer, president of the Student Government Association. A moment of silence and a musical selection by those gathered will conclude the program.
A display including a list of those who lost their lives in the tragedy will be featured in the main building's entry way throughout Friday.
The observance is open to the public.
The 9/11 ceremony is a part of the college's annual "Troops Week" to celebrate and honor the men and women of the Armed Services. A cookout will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 8) behind the cafeteria to honor area veterans.