TTU marks Sept. 11 with unity ceremony

Echoing a similar gathering nearly a year ago, Tennessee Tech University will commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy with a unity ceremony on the Main Quad. 

The community is invited to join students, faculty, staff and campus leaders at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, for the brief ceremony of silence, song and reflection. Firefighter First Grade Peter Gunther of the Fire Department of New York will speak to the group.

TTU Student Government Association President Sarah Winningham is coordinating the event. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon and is not expected to last very long. 

The SGA will give out flags and other patriotic items to participants who make a donation to benefit local emergency services. Later in the day, shuttle buses will be provided to "Light Up the Night," a memorial event open to the Upper Cumberland community at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. 

For more information, call Winningham at 372-3417.

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