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9/11 Remembrance Events

 ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with events last Sunday on campus and in the community.

A service of remembrance and thanks was held at the Ithaca Fire Department on Sunday morning to honor the emergency responders who lost their lives on 9/11. Among the Ithaca College representatives delivering remarks were President Tom Rochon, Catholic chaplain Carsten Martensen and television-radio major Ellis Williams ’13.

Rochon told the gathering that 9/11 was a defining moment.

“It was the moment that left an immediate and visceral impact on every one of us as individuals. It was the moment that seared into the American collective consciousness new understandings about who we are as a nation, and about our relationships to the rest of the world… As we look back, we do so with mourning, with humility, with determination and above all with gratitude for those who keep us safe.”

The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps by D. Kim Dunnick, chair of the Department of Performance Studies, and music major Jenna Veverka ’14.

Later Sunday afternoon, the Muller Chapel pond was the site of an interfaith service and rededication of the Peace Pole. Members of the campus Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant faith communities delivered messages of hope and peace, with the Amani Gospel Singers providing inspirational harmonies.

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