Fisher Remembers 9/11
As part of the 9/11 commemoration, students, faculty, and staff of St. John Fisher College participated in a variety of campus and community activities.
That day is not only the anniversary of a day that changed our nation's history, but it was also deemed the National Day of Service by President Obama in an effort to honor those who were lost and those who rose in service in response to the tragedy. In honor of the initiative, St. John Fisher College students volunteered throughout the day at Sumner Park, part of the Lock 66 Neighborhood Association. They cleaned up the Richard Street and Sumner Street area by raking and weeding. And thanks to the large group who came to help, they were also able to tackle Monroe Avenue picking up litter and debris. Stephanie Moss '11, a Rochester Youth Year Fellow, lead the group along with other fellows from SUNY Geneseo.
The night before, students got a head start on the Day of Service by volunteering at the Pluta Cancer Center Emerald Ball at Oak Hill Country Club. They welcomed and registered guests, oversaw the auction tables, and assisted with delivering items to patrons.
On Sunday evening, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a candlelight vigil on the lawn in front of Kearney Hall, using the large painted American flag as the backdrop for the ceremony. Dr. Donald Bain made brief remarks, Father Joe Lanzalaco gave a blessing, and SGA President Matt Berry addressed the students. In addition, Measure 13 performed the National Anthem. Firefighters from the Brighton Fire Department also participated.
The weekend's commemorations concluded on Monday, when students were encouraged to wear their "Fisher Remembers" t-shirts on campus all day. Those who contributed to the SGA's "Remembrance Wall" leading up to the anniversary received a t-shirt.