Sept. 19, 2001
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Sept. 17, 2001
listen for life
Sept. 14, 2001
reservists get support
Sept. 13, 2001
Penn State to
mourn with nation
Gregory Hines postponed
Tips in dealing
with the tragedy
Sept. 12, 2001
Faculty are expert
Sept. 11, 2001
Penn State holds
Prayers at University
Penn State reacts
Sept. 11 Blood drive
Sept. 11 Vigil photos
12 Classroom photos
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14 Vigil photos
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Last updated August 2011.
Graham B. Spanier's remarks
during noon vigil at Old Main mourning victims
of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
you all for joining us in the aftermath of this tragedy. We
come together at this University from many different backgrounds,
different faiths, different countries and different perspectives.
However, today we are all united as one community bound together
in remembrance. We come together to share our great loss and
our sorrow. We are here today to display our compassion. And
we are here in remembrance of those recently lost to us and
our nation. We begin by asking all present to observe five minutes
of silent reflection.
the end of the silence, Tony Leach led the Essence of Joy in
singing "We Shall Overcome.)
all those present to join Tony Leach and the Essence of Joy
in the singing of "God Bless America."
the end of the song, President Spanier concluded his remarks.)
to thank the Penn State Trombone Choir, Essence of Joy and everyone
in the Penn State community for participating in this observance.
Please join us also for a candlelight vigil to be held here
on the steps of Old Main at 7 p.m. tonight. I ask everyone to
go in peace and to stand united in offering the utmost in compassion
and understanding to all members of the University community.
The bells of Old Main will now toll continuously until 1 o'clock
in remembrance of each of the victims of our national tragedy.
of the event