To commemorate that loss, to unite as a community and to reflect with hope, NJIT will host a daylong Sept. 11 memorial. The day begins at 8:30 a.m., when ROTC will lower the campus flag, on the campus green, to half-mast. Cadets will play taps and Student Senate President Nexus Sea will place a wreath at the flagpole. The day ends at 9:45 p.m., when the university will unite on the campus green for a candlelight memorial.
A complete listing of the day’s events follows.
The university community is invited to attend the memorial. Speakers will include NJIT President Robert Altenkirch, Student Senate President Nexus Sea and Graduate Student Association President Lyudmyla Barannyk. Honored guests from the Newark Fire and Police Departments as well as from NJIT’s Public Safety department will attend. There will also be a harp performance by NJII alumna Odarka Polanskyj-Stockert and singing by student Audra Goodman.
Dedication of the Memorial Peace Garden made possible by donations from the Alumni Association, in memory of eight alumni who were killed on Sept. 11.
Paul F. Beatini ’86 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Park Ridge, N.J.
Raymond J. Vaccari, ‘72, ‘74, executive board member and treasurer of the Alumni Association, will read the above names. The peace garden, designed Lee Nel, president of NJIT’s Habitat for Humanity, was planted by NJIT students groups including Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, the Student Senate, the Graduate Student Association, and the InterFraternity / Sorority Council. The ceremony will include candle lighting and a bagpipe performance by NJIT student Ted Rizkalla.
Students, staff and faculty are invited to join in this candlelight memorial featuring Father Mark O’Malley. Laurel Hall resident assistants will sponsor this event.
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