It was Sept. 11, 2001 when a  total of 2,977 civilians and first responders were killed during terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and outside Shanksville, PA. The University of Central Missouri will remember the fallen first responders and citizens during a Patriot Day Observance on Wednesday, September 11.

Activities that day will be at the university quadrangle at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and feature guest remarks from Col. Charles (Charlie) D. Hausman, commander, Combat Aviation Brigade, 35th Infantry Division.

According to a news release from UCM:

The event also includes the singing of the National Anthem by John Kennedy, a UCM alumnus and member of the Integrated Marketing and Communications staff; Moment of Reflection by
Lt. Col. Bryan Vaden, professor of military science and leadership; the firing of a canon and the posting and exit of colors by the university’s Army ROTC cadets; and a Ringing of the Bell Ceremony in honor of the firefighters who died in 9/11. Participation in the bell ceremony includes members of the Warrensburg Fire Department, Johnson County Fire Protection District, Whiteman Air Force Base Fire Department, and community first responders. Representatives of the Student Veteran Organization, Jim Ferguson and Kenny Walls, will handle master of ceremonies responsibilities.


This is a free event open to all university faculty, staff, students and the general public.

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