Middlebury

September 13, 2001

Contact:
Sarah Ray

802-443-5794

sray@middlebury.edu

Posted: September 13, 2001

Philip Benoit,
Director of Public Affairs, September 13, 3:36PM


In acknowledgement of President Bush’s designation of
tomorrow (Friday, September 14) as a national day of prayer
and remembrance, the College has scheduled two observances.
All members of the College community are invited to
participate in both events:

  • At 12:15 p.m.
    tomorrow the campus community is asked to observe a five
    minute period of silence in acknowledgement of President
    Bush’s suggestion that midday be a time for all
    citizens to reflect on the recent tragic events and the
    many people who have suffered as a result of them. All
    activities will be suspended, and the bells of Mead
    Chapel will toll in remembrance of those who have
    perished. All members of the College community are asked
    to respect this time of silence. Mead Chapel will be open
    for those who wish to gather there.


  • At 5 p.m. tomorrow
    in Kenyon Arena there will be a community-wide memorial
    observance. Both the College and local communities are
    invited to attend this ecumenical, non-denominational
    event. Area churches and religious organizations will
    participate. Because of the time of the event, campus
    dining halls will remain open until 9 p.m. tomorrow. The
    event is expected to be heavily attended by residents of
    the local area, so those on campus who can walk to Kenyon
    Arena are encouraged to do so.


MIDDLEBURY,
Vt.
-In recognition of the National Day of Prayer and
Remembrance, as announced by President Bush, Middlebury
College will hold an on-campus observance at 5 p.m. on
Friday, Sept. 14 at Kenyon Arena on Route 30 (South Main
Street). Both the College and local communities are invited
to attend this ecumenical, non-denominational event. Area
churches and religious organizations will participate.