West Virginia University Air Force and Army Reserves Officers’ Training Corps students will hold a vigil in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
The vigil will run from 12:01 a.m. until midnight on Wednesday (Sept. 11) in front of the 9/11 plaque near the Downtown Wise Library. There will also be a wreath-laying ceremony at 8:46 a.m., which is when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
An evergreen tree near the library will also be lit throughout the vigil.
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.
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