The NSU Community Observes Patriot Day with a Flag Raising

Kevin’s Gallery

The Northwestern State University community observed the 22nd anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Monday, September 11 at the flagpole by the student services building.

The commemoration was a true community effort as the SGA, UPC, NSU Elementary Lab’s 4-H Club, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Army ROTC joined with faculty, staff, and community members in remembering the attacks on our nation that left almost 3,000 of our fellow Americans dead in the space of a few hours.

The ceremony began at 7:47 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center, 8:47 Eastern Standard Time. After remarks by SGA and university officials, cadets from NSU’s Army ROTC lowered the flag to half mast, after which members of the university’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The young men and women of NSU Elementary Lab School’s 4-H Club gathered around the flagpole and said a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.