Illinois Wesleyan University to Commemorate the Fifth Anniversary of September 11

September 8, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - On Monday, September 11, Illinois Wesleyan University's Chapel Bells will ring at 7:46 a.m., 8:02 a.m., 8:37 a.m., and 9:03 a.m. in memory of American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93, respectively.

That afternoon, local civic and trade groups will sponsor speakers and other activities on the downtown Bloomington Square from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in further commemoration of the tragic events of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Those wishing to may line the streets between Kroger (1502 N. Main St.) and Walgreens (1935 N. Main St.) between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m., at which time a 50 American Flag Motorcycle Parade, led by a Bloomington Hook and Ladder Truck, is expected to reach Center Street.

On Wednesday, September 13, Illinois Wesleyan University Chapel Hour will hold a service in recognition of the fifth anniversary of September 11. The speaker will be Edward Tick, author of War and the Soul: Healing our Nation's Veterans. Tick is the Director of Sanctuary International: A Center for Mentoring the Soul in Albany New York.

Also throughout the week of September 11, IWU's Student Senate will have reflection sheets posted outside the Davidson and Henning rooms in the Memorial Center so that students, faculty, and staff may share their thoughts, feelings, and memories of the tragedies. Additionally, Titan TV will air United 93, a film critics have called a "respectful, accomplished, non-exploitative piece of historical filmmaking." Made with the full support of the families of those on board, the film portrays the ninety-minute flight in real time.

For additional information, contact Assistant Dean of Students Kevin Clark at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181