College of the Ozarks to hold 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — On Monday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m., College of the Ozarks will hold a special ceremony to commemorate the lives of those who perished in the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony.
The ceremony will be held at the Lest We Forget 9/11 Memorial located next to the Point Lookout Fire Department on James Forsythe Drive on the College of the Ozarks campus.
Special guest speaker, Dr. Loren M. Lundstrom, is a retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel. Starting in 1983, Lundstrom’s military career began with intelligence support during the Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut. This extended to roles like intelligence coordinator during the Bosnia conflict, overseeing counterterrorism and investigations. As director of intelligence for the US 13th Air Force, Lundstrom’s responsibilities included monitoring Asia-Pacific military threats, engaging with allies, and reporting on terrorism. Amid 9/11, Lundstrom was stationed at the Pentagon where he participated in subsequent actions like Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NOBLE EAGLE. Lundstrom’s career concluded at CIA Headquarters as the executive officer for the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support, managing coordination between Defense and CIA for Afghan and Iraqi operations.
The ceremony will include a welcome by Dr. Brad Johnson, College of the Ozarks president, music from the College of the Ozarks Concert Band, the raising of the 9/11 National Remembrance Flag, a special presentation by the fifth-grade students at the College’s S. Truett Cathy Lower School, and special remarks by Lundstrom.
“College of the Ozarks is intentional about involving students in such importance remembrances to help them learn, so that we never forget,” said Valorie Coleman, public relations director. “This ceremony is also a great opportunity for members of the community to come together in remembrance with the entire campus family.”