Mercyhurst pauses to commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11

The Mercyhurst College community will join the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of thousands of lives during the terror attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., and in the air above Somerset County, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001.

The college will post its colors at half-mast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, 2002, and then add the voice of its carillon to the bells ringing at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. The Mercyhurst community will also observe a moment of silence at that time.

At noon, the community will gather at the campus flag pole in front of Old Main, raising the flag to full mast at noon and then joining together in the Pledge of Allegiance, led by David Del Vecchio, president of Mercyhurst Student Government. 

The group will then continue to the center of campus for a 12:15 p.m. prayer service at the Blessing Fountain in Munson Plaza, just south of Garvey Park. It was at that site that the college community gathered one year ago when word of the terrorist attacks reached the campus.

Mass will be held in Christ the King Chapel at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, with a Protestant service available at the same time in the Mercy Heritage Room in Sullivan Hall.

That evening, the college welcomes Chief Richard Picciotto, a New York firefighter who barely escaped the terror attacks with his life, and has chronicled that emotional event in his book, “ The Last One Out.” Picciotto will speak in the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. His speech will be broadcast live on WMCE 88.5 FM and 104.9FM, the college’s radio station, and simulcast on the Mercyhurst College web site: www.mercyhurst.edu

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