Campus Events on Sept. 11 Remember Heroes

File photo from 2013 9/11 Ceremonies

Eastern Kentucky University will host a series of programs and service projects on Thursday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of heroes who have served their communities and nation since the tragic events on that date in 2001. All programs are open to the campus and local community. 

The National Day of Remembrance and Service is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by family members of those directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001, to honor victims of the attacks, as well as first responders and veterans.

The full schedule of events:

  •  9/11 Memorial Service, 8:30 a.m., Memorial Plaza, outside Powell Building. Sponsored by EKU ROTC, the Memorial Ceremony will include remembrances by EKU President Michael Benson, Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes, State Rep. Rita Smart and State Sen. Jared Carpenter.
  • Train the Trainers-The Walt Disney Pillow Case Project, 10:30 a.m.,Powell Student Center. The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross and EKU Student Life will sponsor a Train the Trainers session for the Walt Disney Pillow Case Project, which strives to prepare youth to serve as advocates for emergency preparedness in their homes and communities.   
  • Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Powell Student Center. The Kentucky Blood Center and EKU Student Life are campus hosts as part of a national initiative for colleges and universities to host annual blood drives on Sept. 11 across the country to raise 2,000-plus pints of blood in a single day for each university community. EKU is hosting the only One Day Blood Drive in the Commonwealth. 
  •  Memorial Stair Climbs and Ceremony, 4-11 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts and Keene Hall. The stair climbs are sponsored by the College of Justice & Safety, EKU Housing and the EKU Center for the Arts. The ceremony will feature a short 9/11 memorial service at the EKU Center for the Arts, preceded and followed by separate climbs of the stairs of Keene Hall.  The schedule: Registration for first climb, 4-5 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts; first climb at Keene Hall, 5-7 p.m.; Registration for second climb, 6:30-7:30 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts; 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, 7:45 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts, second climb at Keene Hall, immediately following ceremony until 11 p.m.

Also, throughout the day EKU Student Life will be set up outside the Powell Student Center and at the Memorial Stair Climb helping create “Holiday Cards for Heroes” for the American Red Cross. The holiday messages will be sent to active military, veterans, those in military hospitals, and their families.

Published on September 05, 2014

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