Wooster marks anniversary of Sept. 11 with vigil


WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with two commemorative events – a simple silent vigil in the afternoon and an open panel discussion in the evening.

The first event, a brief service titled “Remembrance,” will begin at 4 p.m. (the same time students, faculty, and staff gathered last year) in McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University. All college activities will be suspended for 30 minutes so that the entire campus community might attend the ceremony.

The participants will be called to the chapel by several of Wooster’s Scot bagpipers for a brief candlelight ceremony.

Open forum. At 7 p.m. that evening in Lowry Center, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster will host “Understanding,” a panel discussion led by faculty and students examining the significant questions, issues, and concerns related to the events of Sept. 11 and their causes, contexts, and consequences.

Topics will include patriotism, terrorism, religion, heroism, foreign policy, international reaction, and personal rights and freedoms.

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