Fisher to Remember 9/11
As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks gets closer, St. John Fisher College's Student Government Association (SGA), Community Service Office, Campus Life, and Residence Life are all busy planning a variety of commemoration activities.
-The campus community is invited to stop in to the Campus Center all week to share what they remember about that day by writing on stars provided by the Student Government Association, which will make up a "Remembrance Wall." Those who participate will receive a free "Fisher Remembers" t-shirt, while supplies last. The Association has asked that those who do get a t-shirt wear it on Monday, September 12, and meet on the steps of Lavery Library at 4:30 p.m. for a group photo.
-The College will also be painting a large American flag on the front lawn of Kearney Hall (weather permitting) in memory of those whose lives were lost, and in honor of the survivors and first responders. Please take a moment to stop by and watch the progress.
-This Sunday's mass celebrations will include an intention for all of those affected by 9/11.
-The Kearney Hall bell tower will ring at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning, simultaneously with the Pittsford Town Hall and a variety of town churches.
-Look for posters/signs that will recognize the service of our student veterans, courtesy of Residence Life.
-The Community Service Office will participate in the National Day of Service, in collaboration with U of R and RIT. Approximately 25 Fisher students have signed up to volunteer in the community throughout the day at organizations including the Sojourner House and the Lock 66 Neighborhood Association. The National Day of Service is an initiative that was introduced by President Obama to honor those who were lost and those who rose in service in response to the tragedy.
-The SGA will host a candlelight vigil Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. to remember those whose lives were lost, and to honor the survivors and first responders. The ceremony will be held in front of Kearney Hall with the painted lawn flag as a backdrop. Father Joe will say a blessing, and Measure 13 will perform the National Anthem.