Release Date: September 8, 2011
The University at Buffalo will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a special observance that will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Student Union on the UB North Campus.
The remembrance program will honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the New York City World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as victims of Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pa.
Members of the university community will pay their respects by striking a memorial bell.
At noon, the University Police Color Guard will present the colors, after which Dennis Black, vice president for university life and services, will remember the 11 UB alumni who perished in the attacks.
The American flag that will be presented at the observance was donated by UB alumnus and New York City Fire Department Captain Steven Spall, SQ-61. In the aftermath of the attack, Spall had the flag flown over the World Trade Center Recovery Site, which he presented to UB in 2002.
Press arrangements: Christine Vidal in University Communications at 645-4607 and Charles Anzalone onsite at 440-8824.