EKU Memorializes 16th Anniversary of 9/11

Hundreds of students, staff and members of the public climbed the stairs of Keene Hall Monday in a show of solidarity with the first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks.

The annual stair climb, which replicates the 110 flights that first responders endured on Sept. 11, 2001 before the collapse of the Twin Towers, is just one of the ways EKU memorializes the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who lost their lives on that tragic day.

The stair climb took place after a memorial service at EKU Center for the Arts, during which Model Laboratory student Maggie Wilson, daughter of EKU alumni Dave and Lori Wilson, sang the national anthem. After remarks from speakers, including Director of Military and Veteran Affairs Bryan Cole, and a presentation video, the crowd somberly made their way to nearby Keene Hall, which was bathed in red, white and blue light and draped in the American flag.

Many students in EKU’s Fire and Safety Program wore their uniforms during, including hats, heavy turnout coats and breathing apparatuses, as a further show of support for the New York firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. 

Photos were taken by Communications and Brand Management student photographer, McKaylan Drach, class of 2020. 

Keene Hall on 16th Anniversary of 9/11
Students register for the 9/11 memorial stair climb
EKU Army ROTC member in Keene Hall
Lexington Fire department outside of Keene Hall for 9/11 memorial event
Keene Hall on 16th Anniversary of 9/11
Students in Keene Hall lobby for 9/11 memorial event
Maggie Wilson sings national anthem at 9/11 memorial service at EKU Center for t
9/11 memorial service presentation at EKU Center for the Arts
9/11 memorial service presentation at EKU Center for the Arts
EKU Army ROTC at 9/11 memorial service at EKU Center for the Arts
EKU Fire students outside Keene Hall during 9/11 stair climb event
EKU Army ROTC in lobby of Keene Hall at 9/11 Memorial event
EKU Fire students during 9/11 stair climb
EKU Fire students during 9/11 stair climb
Keene Hall on 16th Anniversary of 9/11
Keene Hall on 16th Anniversary of 9/11

Published on September 14, 2017

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