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IU Northwest to hold 9/11 observance on Sept. 12

Campus will mark 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks, recognize members of the campus community who have served


An American flag, sent to campus by longtime IU Northwest employee 1SG Clarence Green.

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An American flag, sent to campus by longtime IU Northwest employee 1SG Clarence Green.

Students, faculty, staff and administrators of Indiana University Northwest will gather, as one, at the flagpole on the east side of campus at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 12, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. The ceremony will also be an opportunity to applaud and recognize the men and women of IU Northwest who have served, or are currently serving, our country in the Armed Services. 

Sept. 11 observances have become a solemn tradition at IU Northwest, with the campus community unifying to remember the victims of the tragic assault against America and its citizens. This year’s ceremony will include the lowering of the American flag by the campus’s ROTC members and a moment of silence for those who lost their lives ten years ago. 

Chancellor William J. Lowe will say a few words commemorating the occasion and applauding the service of our campus community’s servicemen and women. The Chancellor will also invite Bridgette Kelly, a recent School of Public and Environmental Affairs graduate who was deployed to Afghanistan while enrolled at IU Northwest, to say a few words. 

An American flag, sent to campus by longtime IU Northwest employee 1SG Clarence Green, will be presented to the campus for permanent display in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center. Green, of the U.S. Army’s 801st Combat Support Hospital Det. 10, was deployed to Baghdad in late March, and he obtained the flag that was flown over Forward Operating Base Cropper in Iraq on July 4, 2011. 

ROTC officials, local and state police, and local fire departments, are expected to be in attendance at the event. 

The observance is open to the campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community.

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