Posted September 7, 2011 Atlanta, GA
As the nation remembers and reflects upon the ten years that have passed since September 11, 2001, students will participate in campus-wide events throughout the weekend of the anniversary to remember those who were lost a decade ago.
In years past, a display of 3,000 flags graced the campus green space between the Student Center and Skiles; this year, that display will move to the Instructional Center lawn, still holding the significance of honoring lives lost in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Additionally, a vigil will be held Sunday evening at the Campanile at 8 p.m., where members of the campus community will share personal stories or memories related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Georgia Tech College Republicans, along with the Office of Diversity Programs, are organizing these events, along with hosting guest speaker Marc Thiessen on Thursday, Sept. 8. Thiessen, who worked as a speech writer for President George W. Bush, will give an open lecture at the College of Management’s LeCraw Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on the status of U.S. security.
All events are open to the public, and those wishing to share a story at the Sunday vigil are encourage to contact Kristen Greig.