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09/07/2011

Students Remember 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

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 Members of the College Republicans and College Democrats organizations will place American flags on Scholars Walk the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 9.
 On Sunday, the two political organizations will come together to hold a 9/11@9:11 p.m.: Service of Remembrance in front of the Tillman Hall fountain.

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Laura Foster
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop students will remember the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with American flag displays, a candlelight vigil and multimedia presentations in mass communication classes and organizations.

Members of the College Republicans and College Democrats organizations will place American flags on Scholars Walk the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 9.

On Sunday, the two political organizations will come together to hold a 9/11@9:11 p.m.: Service of Remembrance in front of the Tillman Hall fountain. There will be reflections, music and poetry readings during the candlelight vigil. The event, which is open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Civic Engagement.

The September 11 attacks (called Sept. 11, Sept. 11th or 9/11) were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks against the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and both towers collapsed within two hours.

Hijackers crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. When passengers attempted to take control of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Penn., preventing it from reaching its intended target in Washington, D.C. With nearly 3,000 people dying in the attacks, the U.S. then went to war against Afghanistan and later Iraq.

At Winthrop, journalism students in Guy Reel’s “Reporting Public Affairs” and “News Reporting” classes will put together multimedia journalism pieces about people affected by the attacks.

Winthrop Close-Up student television show production and The Johnsonian student newspaper also will offer special packages.

For more information on the candlelight vigil, contact Laura Foster at the Center for Career and Civic Engagement at 803/323-2520 or e-mail her at fosterl@winthrop.edu.

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