ROCK HILL, S.C. - Thursday will mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on our nation.
Work on the Tillman Tower temporarily has suspended Winthrop’s ability to mark this anniversary with its traditional tower chimes. However, in the spirit of reflection that is an integral part of a learning community, Winthrop will hold a short ceremony at the Tillman Loop flagpole shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.
At 8:46 a.m., the time at which history records the first attack on the World Trade Center was made in 2001, Winthrop trumpet performance major Marshall Woody, a senior from Belton, S.C., will play "Taps" at the flagpole.
In addition, members of the College Republicans, York County GOP, Psychology Club and Cooperative Student Fellowship will put out nearly 3,000 mini-American flags in front of Byrnes Auditorium, beginning around 8 a.m. The flags represent the victims who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in Pennsylvania.
Those assembled will have a prayer and reflection time for people to participate at 9:11 a.m. and then 9:11 p.m. In the morning ceremony, Mary Kat Enochson of the Canterbury Association will speak. That night Meagan Schmidt, a sociology major originally from East Hampton, N.Y., who lost family and friends in New York, will speak, as well as Rev. David Brown of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, the Rev. Narcie Jeter of the Wesley Foundation and John O'Kain of the Presbyterian Student Association.
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 803/323-2236.