Remembering 9/11

President L. Jay Lemons marshals a wreath-laying ceremony at Susquehanna's 9/11 memorial on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The Susquehanna community marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with an act of unity—a multifaith gathering. A bagpipe-accompanied procession led attendees to the 9/11 memorial honoring Chris Vialonga ’93 and Colleen Supinski ’96, who perished in the World Trade Center that day. Representatives of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Islamic and Humanist beliefs, both students and faculty, spoke at the gathering, while signposts around the memorial quoted diverse religious texts. This service featured the dedication of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, now included in the memorial.

Contributing writers to the People & Places section are Karen M. Jones, assistant director of media relations; and Megan McDermott ’14, a creative writing and religion major from Lewisberry, Pa.



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