Tuesday September 9, 2008

Remembering 9/11

The University of Dayton will remember the victims of 9/11 with a candlelight vigil and by tolling the chapel bells at the times of the four plane crashes.

The University of Dayton will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with the following events:
  • 8:46 a.m.: Tolling of the Immaculate Conception Chapel bells for one minute to coincide with American Airlines Flight 11 hitting 1 World Trade Center.
  • 9:03 a.m.: Tolling of the Immaculate Conception Chapel bells for one minute to coincide with United Airlines Flight 175 hitting 2 World Trade Center.
  • 9:37 a.m.: Tolling of the Immaculate Conception Chapel bells for one minute to coincide with American Airlines Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon.
  • 10:03 a.m.: Tolling of the Immaculate Conception Chapel bells for one minute to coincide with United Airlines Flight 93 crashing in Pennsylvania.
  • 12:05 p.m.: UD’s regularly scheduled noon Mass. If you plan on filming in the chapel, we ask that you do not use a tripod to avoid creating extra noise.
  • 9:10 p.m.: UD’s student government association will hold a candlelight vigil at Humanities Plaza on the UD campus. The students will reflect and pray as a community about the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Students will then have the option of heading straight to the regularly scheduled 9:30 p.m. Mass in the chapel of the Marycrest residence hall. This will be a Mass for peace. If you plan on filming in the chapel, we ask that you do not use a tripod to avoid creating extra noise. For interviews that evening, contact Michelle Whelan at 440-503-6636.

At the noon Mass and 9:10 p.m. candlelight vigil, the UD student government association also will pass out bookmarks with the names of UD-related victims of the 9/11 tragedies and a prayer remembering those victims.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.