Bradley remembers

By Abby Rhodes
September 9, 2011

Through a series of memorial events, the Bradley community will join the nation in taking pause to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. 

Bradley’s official memorial event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Renaissance Coliseum. Keynote speaker Andrew Myers will share his harrowing personal memories of the day that forever changed the world. Myers was working in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, where 125 people were killed when the highjacked American Airlines flight crashed through the building’s west side.

The Bradley Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will provide commemorative music and accompany the audience in singing the national anthem and “America the Beautiful.”

Last week, students planted 2,977 American flags on the Olin Quad, honoring the victims of that horrific day. On Sunday, Sept. 11, students and community members gathered on the quad for a memorial service sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, St. Joseph Newman Center, Hillel and College Republicans.