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Sept. 20, 2001


CUA Community Gathers to Remember Victims of Terrorist Attacks


More than 500 members of the Catholic University community gathered on the university mall after dusk on Sept. 18 for “CUA Remembers: A Vigil of Hope,” held in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States.  Candles in each person’s hands lit up the night, and more than 50 students came to the podium to each recite the name of a different parent, relative or friend of a CUA student who died in the terrorism. One of the victims was Karen Kincaid, a lecturer in CUA’s Columbus School of Law.


The vigil included the establishment of “Walls of Hope” where members of the university community wrote prayers and messages of hope in remembrance of the victims.


Among the people who addressed the rally were the Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., President; Graduate Student Association President Brian Fox; and Undergraduate Student Government President Steve Schatz.


To read the remarks of Father O’Connell, click here:

To read the remarks of Mr. Fox, click here:

To read the remarks of Mr. Schatz, click here:




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