Students at West Virginia University are coming together to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 with a standing vigil and tree lighting.

Sponsored by WVU’s Student Government Association, the tree in front of Clark Hall and the Downtown Library will be lit early in the morning and will remain on throughout the day and into the night on Tuesday (Sept. 11).

The WVU Air Force and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will also hold a vigil from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the Downtown Library.

“When our young minds were most impressionable, this tragic day burned images that will never be forgotten,” said Zach Redding, president of SGA. “Those who lost their lives are endeared to us as heroes and as humans. WVU SGA remembers the sacrifices of so many and will forever honor them.”

WVU lost two alumni in the terror attacks: Chris Gray, a 1992 and 1994 graduate who was working as a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, and Jim Samuel Jr., a 1993 graduate who was working as a commodities broker for Carr Futures. Both worked at the World Trade Center Towers. Scholarship funds were set up in their memory through the WVU Foundation.



CONTACT: Zach Redding, Student Government Association

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