September 11, 2001 marks a tragic day for the United States. Approximately 3,000 victims were killed between the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania – marking the most deadly terrorist attack in world history. Three University of Virginia student organizations including Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), the Burke Society, and the College Republicans would like to invite you to remember those lost on this horrific day by attending their 3rd annual co-hosted 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.
The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will start at 8:30pm in Minor Hall 125 – located on central grounds next to the amphitheater. Speakers will include Shawn Kenny, the executive director of the Virginia Republican Party and founder of the blog Bearing Drift, along with Tory Kirwin and Brigid McDonald. Mr. Kirwin and Ms. McDonald are 4th Year University of Virginia students who lost their parents in the attacks on 9/11; as such, it is a great honor to have them speak on why we should never forget the lives lost on that day. This inside portion of the ceremony will be followed by a silent walk to the Lawn, where the University’s ROTC will present the national colors.
If you have any questions or comments please contact the Young Americans for Freedom Events Chair at email@example.com.
“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.” – George W. Bush, September 11, 2008
By Mackenzie Swan, Staff Writer