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LWC to Remember 9/11 With Day of Service, Moment of Silence

Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 [6:24 PM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College community will remember 9/11 on Saturday with a day of service on campus and a moment of silence at the football game.

The LWC community will also honor those who have served their country -- military personnel and veterans who show their ID will be admitted free to Saturday afternoon's football game at Blue Raider Stadium between LWC and Southern Virginia University.

"This is an important day for all Americans to remember," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. "By making 9/11 a day of service and remembrance, we can take a tragic event and use it to inspire others to make a positive difference in the world."

This year's 9/11 remembrance coincides with LWC's annual Family Weekend, which is Sept. 10-12.

"We've created several service opportunities for students and their family members to collaborate on throughout Saturday morning," said Amy Thompson-Wells, director of civic engagement and student leadership and co-director of the LWC Bonner Leader program. "We hope these activities will help spread 'Bonner love' and make a difference in our community."

In the morning, the LWC Bonner Leader program will sponsor several events to commemorate the day. At 9:30 a.m. CT in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, the Bonner Leader program will conduct a short program about 9/11.

That will be followed by service activities in Columbia-Adair County and on the A.P. White Campus:

■ Decorate t-shirts for sexually abused victims in the region. The shirts will be donated to the Children's Advocacy Center of Jamestown, Ky.

■ Decorate cards and then deliver them to residents of Summit Manor Nursing Home.

■ Participate in a city-wide cleanup around the Columbia Public Square and also along part of Jamestown Street.

■ Write letters to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

■ Place recycling bins at several locations on LWC's A.P. White Campus.

At the LWC-Southern Virginia football game at Blue Raider Stadium, military personnel and military veterans who show their ID will be admitted to the game for free. A moment of silence in memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11 will be observed before kickoff.

In 2002, President George W. Bush declared Sept. 11 "Patriot Day" to honor the victims and heroes of the Sept.11 attacks. In 2008, President Bush amended the proclamation to include volunteering as an appropriate form of remembrance.

A year later, Congress passed the Serve America Act, which authorized the president to formally designate 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. President Barack Obama amended the Patriot Day proclamation on Sept.10, 2009, to officially make 9/11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

For more information about LWC service activities planned for Saturday, contact Thompson-Wells at or (270) 384-8689. For more information about the LWC- Southern Virginia football game, contact the LWC Athletics Department at or (270) 384-8070.



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