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9/11 Memorial Ceremony: Catholic University Remembers the Victims

Friday, Sept. 10

  • 3:15 p.m., Reading of the Names of Those Who Died
  • 5:30 p.m., Memorial Ceremony
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, lawn and patio
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
DETAILS: The Catholic University community will mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 10, with the reading of the names of the 2,974 people who died that day.

Afterward Rev. Frank Donio, adviser for the CUA chapter of the Knights of Columbus, will bless the flags. Students will recite poems and readings. The ceremony will close with a candlelit vigil and a performance of the hymn “Amazing Grace” by a bagpiper. A violinist also will perform.

A collection of small U.S. flags on the Pryzbyla Center lawn will commemorate those who were killed. The flags will remain on the lawn through Saturday, Sept. 11.

Directed by students, the 9/11 memorial ceremony has been held every year at CUA since September 2002. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, after news of the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania became public, the university community filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a standing-room-only Mass.
MEDIA: To cover the service, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


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