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Through Vigil, Fisher Commemorates 9/11

September 12, 2017

On Monday, Sept. 11, students, staff, and guests held a candle light vigil in remembrance of the attacks on 9/11.

The Fisher community gathered for a candle light vigil in remembrance of 9/11.

Organized through the College’s Office of Campus Ministry, the vigil was held on the Plaza next to the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great.

President Gerard Rooney, Fr. Kevin Mannara, student C.J. Wild, and Fisher’s a cappella group, Drastic Measures, all paid tribute to those whose lives were lost that day.

In his remarks, Rooney recalled the day it happened, sharing that he was here, at the College, with then President Katherine Keough and Dr. Bain. He also reflected on why events like the vigil are important.

“It gives us an opportunity to honor those whose lives were lost and pay tribute to all of the first responders and everyday citizens who helped,” said Rooney.

In a report by WROC-TV 8, C.J. Wild echoed Rooney’s sentiment.

“I think it’s still very important we keep the memory of those who perished and those who continue to suffer; keep that memory alive,” he said.