Thursday September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11

Tonight, UD honors the victims of 9/11 with a candlelight vigil and a Mass for peace.

Today, the bells of UD's Chapel of the Immaculate Conception tolled four separate times in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. At noon Mass in the chapel, worshipers paid tribute and prayed for peace. Tonight, students will gather at a candlelight vigil and Mass for peace.

The vigil, which is open to the entire campus community, starts at 9:10 p.m. on the Humanities plaza, where students will reflect and pray as a community. Then, they proceed to the regularly scheduled 9:30 p.m. Thursday Mass in the Marycrest residence hall chapel.

The Student Government Association is distributing memorial bookmarks with the names of UD-affiliated people who died in the attacks.

The bells tolled at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. — the times of the aircraft impacts into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field outside Shanksville, Pa.