In 2002, President George W. Bush, named Sept. 11 Patriot Day. This is considered a day of observation and remembrance. On this day, people show their respect to the men and women who lost their lives to the hijacking of four civilian aircrafts, which led to the destruction of the Twin Towers, damage to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and all the passengers on the airplanes. This is a day to remember these people who are now called heroes.
President Bush asks that on Sept. 11 people hold ceremonies, remembrance services and candlelight vigils. He would like for people to fly their flags at half-staff and have a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time at which the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center.
The Wolfington Center has some events planned for Sept. 11 to commemorate the event and show respect for the heroes that risked and lost their lives. At 9:00 a.m., the Wolfington Center is having a campus wide minute of silence and a 10 minute long prayer service in the Mansion dining hall due to the fact that the Chapel is still being remodeled. At 12:15 p.m. mass will be held in the dning hall of the Mansion. The Volunteer Fair, sponsored by Community Outreach, will be held from 11:00 a.m. from 2:00 p.m., in the Jazzman’s food court and the Wolfington Center. To conclude the day, a candlelight vigil will be held around the peace pole at 9:00 p.m.
There are also many other events happening around the world, such as the names of the men and women who died being read at Ground Zero. This year the children and relatives of the victims will read the names with Vice President Dick Cheney present at the ceremony. At that time, President Bush will be holding a remembrance service, prayer and moment of silence on the south lawn of the White House.
Events planned for 9/11 at Cabrini
*9:00 a.m.minute of silence and 10 minute prayer service in the Mansion dining room.
*12:15 p.m. Mass in the Mansion dining room.
*11:00 a.m. Involvement Fair in the Wolfington Center
*9:00 p.m. Candlelight Vigil at the peace pole
Events planned for 9/11 around the world
* 8:00 a.m. Reading of the names of the perished heroes by their children and relatives at Ground Zero. Dick Cheney will be present.
* At the White House, President Bush will be holding a moment of prayer and a rememberance service
* There will be many TV specials airing on NBC, CBS and ABC throughout the week.
Posted to the web by Angelina Wagner