Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary
News Service, 318-869-5120
Centenary College Announces
Sept. 11 Commemorative Activities
SHREVEPORT, LA -- An early morning
meditative service, an evening candlelight procession and a program of
remembrance are among activities planned at Centenary College for the first
anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The day will begin with a brief service
of reflection to be held in Crumley Gardens at 7:30 a.m. Sixteen
minutes later, the carillon chimes atop Magale Library will chime for 10
seconds in memory of the time the first hijacked plane struck the World
Trade Center. The bells will also toll for 10 seconds each at 8:03
a.m., the time the second plane struck; at 8:43 a.m., the time the Pentagon
was attacked; at 8:59 a.m., when the South Tower of the Trade Center collapsed;
at 9:10 a.m., the time of the Pennsylvania plane crash; and at 9:28 a.m.,
when the North Tower collapsed.
Immediately following the 9:28 a.m.
chimes, the campus will observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims.
The carillons will be heard twice more during the day: from noon to 1 p.m.,
when patriotic and spiritual music will be played, and at 9:11 p.m., when
the bells will toll for one minute.
For the program of remembrance, participants
are being asked to pick up candles at 9 p.m. on the porch of Brown Chapel
and to join a candlelight procession to the Hargrove Band Shell.
The program will include the playing of the Alan Jackson song "Where Were
You?" as well as a multimedia presentation with voices, music and images
from Sept. 11.
The program will conclude
at 9:40 p.m. with the Centenary Choir singing "May the Lord Bless You and
Centenary's Sept. 11 observance is
coordinated by the Office of the Chaplain and the Office of Student Life.
For further information, call the Office of the Chaplain, the Rev. Betsy
Eaves, at 869-5156, or the Office of the Dean of Student Life, Lori Bradshaw,
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