June 9, 2023

UMW to Honor 9/11 Victims Wednesday on the Fredericksburg Campus

Please join UMW’s Association of Student Veterans beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on the Fredericksburg campus to honor those who died on September 11. ROTC students will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at George Washington Hall, followed by a moment of silence on Ball Circle at 9 a.m.

President Rick Hurley expresses his appreciation to the Association of Student Veterans for leading this commemoration and urges all members of the Mary Washington community to pause to reflect upon the profound impact of the 9/11 events upon our nation.

The commemoration coincides with others around the country, including the Virginia Governor’s Office, which will mark the tragedy on Wednesday at the Bell Tower on Capital Square beginning at 9 a.m. Virginians are asked to observe a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m.—the moment when American Airlines Flight 77 impacted the Pentagon in Arlington County.

“Twelve years ago this Wednesday the lives of Virginians, Americans, and people across the world were changed forever following the destruction of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, the attack against the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crash of Flight 93 in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell in a message sent to Virginia state employees. “A dozen years later we still mourn the lives of the over 3000 men, women, and children who were taken from us on that horrible day, including the 184 killed on Virginia soil.“