In remembrance of the national tragedy of September 11, 2001, the University of Nebraska at Kearney will hold a ceremony located at the Carillon Bell Tower beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
The Carillon bells will sound from 8:45-8:55 a.m. At 8:55 a.m., UNK student Brian Meade, Papillion, will lead the observance with a moment of silent reflection. Chancellor Doug Kristensen will make remarks followed by the crowd singing “America the Beautiful,” led by David Bauer, professor of Music of Performing Arts.
“Although the gathering will be very brief, I hope it will play a role in our collective healing,” Chancellor Kristensen said.
UNK’s Student, Staff and Faculty Senates and UNKEA are organizing this event.
An evening program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the Courtyard of the Nebraskan Student Union planned by Student Government and Cooperative Campus Ministries. Speakers include Julie Brooker, of Senator Chuck Hagel’s office, relating her personal memories of being in Washington, D.C. the day the Pentagon was attacked, a Nebraska police officer and Student Body President, Ryan Hatt. The program will include a color guard, the playing of taps, students singing patriotic songs and candlelighting.
On Tuesday evening September 10, a candlelight vigil will be held at 9:00 p.m., just south of the Student Life Building. Sponsors include the UNK Honors Program, the Newman Center and Campus Lutheran.