West Virginia University Air Force and Army ROTC students will join together on Thursday (Sept. 11) to hold a 24-hour remembrance vigil for those that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, two ROTC students will stand guard in front of a 9/11 memorial on campus near the Downtown Library. The students will rotate out each hour for 24 hours.
A tree outside of the Downtown Library will be lit for the day, as well.
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: University Relations/News
Follow @WVUToday on Twitter.