Elmira College Remembers 9/11 Through A Day of Service

September 07 2017
Category: Events

9.11 Memorial Service

On Monday, September 11, Elmira College students will honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 through a day of service and remembrance.

The activities begin at 8:00 a.m. as students, faculty, and administrators place 2,996 American flags along Park Place to honor the initial lives lost on the morning of September 11, 2001. The community is invited to walk along the flags and reflect on the events from 16 years ago.

Immediately following, students will visit local emergency responders with refreshments to say thank you and honor the 412 first responders who gave their lives on 9/11.

At 12:30 p.m., the community is invited to the College flagpole, located near Speidel Gymnasium and Campus Center, for a memorial service. During the service, Elmira College Army and Air Force ROTC cadets will present the colors, and student groups will present special readings and musical performances.

In the afternoon, Elmira College students will move to the downtown Elmira area to complete random acts of kindness including handing out gift cards, visiting a senior center to give flowers, and sharing some general spirit and support with the community. 

The day of service concludes at 8:30 p.m. with a candlelight vigil and moments of silence around the campus pond, The Puddle, located in front of Cowles Hall. The public is invited to join with the campus community for a final moment of silence for the lives lost on 9/11, and for those who continue their fight with rescue-related illness.