Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to a 9/11 10th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 8:45 a.m. (the approximate time of the first attack on September 11, 2001).
The ceremony will take place at the flagpoles outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus and feature remarks by David Ford, Special Agent in Charge of the Springfield Division of the FBI. Mr. Ford will reflect on the terrorist attacks and their impact on law enforcement and the world.
LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. will provide a welcome, and the speaker will be introduced by LLCC Board Chair Cinda Edwards. Music will be provided by The St. Andrew’s Society Pipe Band; vocalist Doris Williams, LLCC program specialist; and LLCC student musicians.
Other activities that day include a display of 9/11 photographs and video in A. Lincoln Commons, with viewers invited to share their remembrances of 9/11 on a special Memory Wall.
The event is sponsored by the LLCC Student Life Office. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside A. Lincoln Commons.
In a related exhibit, quilts and poetry created by children’s book author and illustrator Anna Grossnickle Hines for her newest book, “Peaceful Pieces” are on display through Sept. 17 in the James S. Murray Gallery in Menard Hall. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.