The Catholic University of America

Sept. 13, 2010

Catholic University Remembers the Victims of 9/11

  U.S. flags on the lawn of the Pryzbyla Center commemorate those who were killed on 9/11.

The Catholic University community marked 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.

A collection of small U.S. flags on the Pryzbyla Center lawn commemorated those who were killed. Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C., adviser for the CUA chapter of the Knights of Columbus, blessed the flags.

Students recited poems and readings. The ceremony closed with a candlelit vigil and a performance of the hymn “Amazing Grace” by a violinist.

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.


Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C., adviser for the CUA chapter of the Knights of Columbus, blesses the flags.
Violinist Nicholas Perry, a freshman from Hummelstown, Pa., plays “Amazing Grace.”

President John Garvey attends the ceremony.
Students participate in the candlelit vigil.


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