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.

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