June 6, 2023

Honoring 9/11 Victims and Their Families

A message from President Hurley:

As our nation pauses to remember the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I ask that the University of Mary Washington community likewise pause to reflect upon the transformative events of that terrible day.

At 12:00 noon on Monday, September 12, 2011, I invite UMW students, faculty, and staff to join me in a moment of silent reflection to honor the 9/11 victims and their families.

On the Fredericksburg Campus, I and other members of the University community will assemble along Campus Walk in front of George Washington Hall to observe a respectful moment of silence.  The bells of the Campanile will be rung in tribute to those impacted by the events that occurred a decade ago.

On the Stafford Campus, members of the UMW community will gather near the flag poles in front of the South Building to observe a similar moment of silence.

I encourage you to join me if you are able, or to otherwise pause briefly at that hour for a time of individual reflection.

In addition, I am moved by the initiative of the UMW students who have organized an event for the evening of Sunday, September 11, 2011.  Several student clubs and organizations have joined together to plan a tribute which will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Palmieri Plaza, in front of Monroe Hall, on the Fredericksburg Campus.  The student-led ceremony will include speakers and music.  It is slated to conclude by 7:10 p.m.  I plan to be at this event and I hope that many UMW faculty, staff, and students also will attend.

A vigil on Campus Walk in September 2001.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.