EKU Remembers 9/11
Eastern Kentucky University’s military community led the annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. This tradition honors the lives and legacies of those who perished in the September 11 attacks, as well as those who defended our nation in the conflicts that followed.
The day's events included a Memorial Service at Veterans Memorial Plaza followed by Holiday Cards for Heroes, during which members of the Colonel Community were invited to sign cards for soldiers who will be deployed overseas during the holidays. An American Red Cross blood drive was held in the Keen Johnson Building’s south ballroom.
The event was capped by what has become the day’s most recognized tradition — the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Keene Hall. During this event, EKU’s military community, public safety students and others climb 110 stories, which replicates the distance traveled by first responders before the collapse of the Twin Towers.
As dusk fell, lights in the windows of Keene Hall displayed “9/11” and the American flag was draped between two fire engine ladders, a somber reminder that, 18 years later, EKU remembers.
Photos in this series were taken by EKU Photographer Amanda J.Cain
Published on September 12, 2019