Elon University observes the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11

Elon University will host a series of memorial events in the week leading up to the tenth anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11.

In addition to a panel of experts and student discussions and reflections, an expression board will also be posted in Moseley Center Sept. 6 – 13 for students to share their stories and thoughts regarding the attacks.

Full list of events:

9/11 discussion: Experts on terrorism and Americans’ response to the attacks on Sept. 11 will speak at a panel at 7:30 Thursday evening in Whitley Auditorium. The panel includes Walt Enders, Daniel Masters and Kraig Beyerlein and will be moderated by political science professor Laura Roselle.

Update: To view live tweeting from the event, go to twitter.com/pendulumlive. Find full coverage of the event at The Pendulum.

Flag-lowering ceremony: A wreath will be placed in front of the flags in Scott Plaza at 8:46 the morning of Sept. 11. Scott Plaza is in front of Alamance and is the former location of College Coffee, where Elon University President Leo Lambert first announced the attacks to the student body 10 years ago. The U.S. flag will be lowered to half-staff and the Alamance bell will ring 115 times in honor of nations that lost citizens during the attacks. Both Lambert and Phil Smith, associate chaplain, will speak.

Interfaith Cooperation in the Post-9/11 World: A Student Dialogue: A student-moderated discussion for anyone interested in increasing interfaith cooperation and bettering the next decade will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in McKinnon Hall in Moseley Center. The discussion is sponsored by Elon Hillel and light snacks and drinks will be provided.

A Service of Remembrance & Reflection:  President Lambert and Chaplain Smith will lead the Elon community to reflect on the series of events experienced on Elon’s campus the date of the attacks. Progress over the past 10 years will be highlighted, as well as Elon’s role in creating a culture of greater understanding and a future of peace. The reflection will conclude the memorial events and will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 in Scott Plaza.


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