Date: August 29, 2012
SUBJECT: PUBLIC INVITED TO VISIT 9-11 FLAG MEMORIAL, ATTEND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
By: Haley Jones
College of the Ozarks will hold a flag display and ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m., to honor those whose lives were taken during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The flag display, which consists of nearly 3,000 American flags—one for each person lost in the 9-11 attacks, will be up the entire day of September 11, on the Alumni Center lawn at the campus entrance.
The College welcomes members of the community to visit the memorial during daylight hours, as well as attend a ceremony at 9 a.m., on the Alumni Center parking lot.
“The College began holding this memorial several years ago,” said Elizabeth Hughes, public relations director. “We feel that it is important to remember what occurred on that tragic day and to educate younger generations to remain vigilant, always.”
Every September 11, the College flies an official 9-11 Remembrance Flag on the main flagpole located at the campus. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Robert Darling will help raise the 9-11 Remembrance Flag. Lt. Col. Darling wrote 24 hours inside the President’s Bunker, his account of the actions that he witnessed our nation’s leaders take to defend America.
For more information on the 9-11 Memorial, please contact the Public Relations Office at (417) 690-2212.