September 11, 2001
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Amherst College Remembers September 11

To the College Community:

I write to let you know that the College and various campus groups will mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with several events on Wednesday, September 11, which are listed below. All of you are invited to attend one or more of the observances as your schedule allows. The College also will proceed that day with its regular work; classes will go forward, but we ask that the faculty and students be sensitive to any who choose for personal reasons to spend the day differently.

My thanks go out to the students and others who together have planned these occasions for us to reflect soberly on the day and honor the victims of a year ago.

Tom Gerety

Memorial Events at Amherst College
Wednesday, September 11, 2002

8:30 a.m. Gathering at the College's War Memorial for a brief period of silence honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
8:46 a.m. Begin two minutes of silence
8:48 a.m. Johnson Chapel bell to be tolled 21 times
Noon Five-College coordinated bell-ringing
3 to 4 p.m. Community Tea for faculty, staff and students, Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons
4:30 p.m. Interfaith Memorial Service, Johnson Chapel
7 p.m. Meeting with Deans Onawumi Jean Moss and Gregory Call for reflections on "1001 Reasons to Hope," [location to be announced]; followed by Candlelight Vigil sponsored by the Association of Amherst Students, Main Quadrangle
9:30 to 11 p.m. Drop-in hours in student residences, sponsored by Resident Counselors
Throughout the day Chapin Chapel available for reflection and prayer (brief services for Muslim Prayer at 9:50 a.m., Christian Prayer at 11:50 a.m., Jewish Prayer at 1:50 p.m.)
Throughout the day Live television broadcast of national observances, McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center

Members of the Amherst College Community: In Memoriam

Amherst College Responds to Terrorist Attacks—archived announcements and information

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