WFU remembers Sept. 11 with program open to community

Wake Forest University will host an interfaith service of worship to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. on the one-year anniversary of the attacks. The program will be held Sept. 11 in Wait Chapel. Members of the Wake Forest community and the public are invited to attend.

Several students and faculty members will share their thoughts, reflections and prayers on the events of Sept. 11 during the program. Music will be provided by the Wake Forest concert and gospel choirs and by Assistant Professor of Music Richard Heard.

The program will end in silence with a candlelight vigil outside the chapel, circling University Plaza.

Throughout the day on Sept. 11, Wake Forest students, faculty and staff will read aloud from the steps of Wait Chapel the names of 3,056 attack victims. Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will start the reading at 10:30 a.m. Music from the Wake Forest carillon will begin the day’s observances at the approximate time of the first attack on the World Trade Center and be played throughout the day.

Davis and Wait chapels and the meditation room in Benson University Center will be open all day. The university is also preparing a book of interfaith prayers that will be available at several locations across campus, including the chapels and meditation room. Bulletin boards
located outside Wait Chapel and in Benson University Center will be available for people to write down personal reflections.

Regularly scheduled Catholic mass will be held at noon in Davis Chapel. Representatives from the Volunteer Service Corps will invite students, faculty and staff to commemorate the day by making a commitment to future volunteer work in the community. Also, faculty members are being asked to provide class time during the week to discuss the attacks and their aftermath.

For more information, contact the Chaplain’s office at 758-5017.

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