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
■ 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
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
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 email@example.com or (270)
384-8689. For more information about the LWC- Southern Virginia
football game, contact the LWC Athletics Department at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8070.