Remembering 9/11

Issue Date: 
September 6, 2011

kneelingAbout 250 Pitt students will participate in an 11 a.m . Sept. 11 service in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. As photographs of fallen military service members play on the auditorium’s projector screen, Pitt students will carry from the auditorium to the front lawn U.S. flags representing the fallen members, placing them in rows for a tribute that will remain on the lawn for a week. The memorial service is being presented as a partnership between the University and its Office of Student Affairs and the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Also, at 9 a.m. Sept. 11, 50 firefighters will climb to the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning as part of a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb ( Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth and Forbes Avenues will be closed, and fire vehicles will be parked in the street. In the 2002 photo, at left, a grieving Pitt student bends over one of the flags placed on the Cathedral lawn as part of the University’s first-anniversary observance of 9/11.