E&H to Emphasize Peace through 9/11 Observance Sunday
The Emory & Henry College Community will be observing the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Sunday, Sept. 11 with a several events, including an evening program that will explore the impact of the tragedy on the nation and its people.
The campus carillon will ring at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m., the times when the two towers of the World Trade Center were struck by jetliners on Sept. 11, 2001. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., the E&H Memorial Chapel will be open for prayer and reflection.
The 9:30 a.m. worship service of the Emory United Methodist Church, which meets in Memorial Chapel, will include a time of remembrance of the events of 9/11.
At 9 p.m., a program entitled "Peace in a Broken World" will be presented in the Alumni Plaza, just south of Memorial Chapel. The public is invited to this event, which will explore the ways that the tragedy has changed the nation while challenging participants to work toward a peaceful future.
“That tragic day in our history signified the high level of tension and discord that exists across this planet,” said the Rev. Mary K. Briggs, the E&H chaplain. “We hope that the events we present this Sunday will help us to remember the significance of that day and to realize that we have the capacity as humans to transmute the painful memories of that day into hope and action for a better world.”