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Sept. 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance

Eastern Kentucky University will host a series of programs and service projects on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in remembrance of heroes who have served their communities and nation since the tragic events on that date in 2001. All programs are open to the campus and local community.

The National Day of Remembrance and Service is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by family members of those directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001, to honor victims of the attacks, as well as first responders and veterans. 

The full schedule of events:

9/11 Memorial Service: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 11th,Keen Johnson Plaza. Sponsored by EKU ROTC, the Memorial Ceremony will include remembrances by University Officials and community leaders.

Red Cross Blood Drive: The University is hosting a Blood Drive, from 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, September 11th in the South Ballroom of Keen Johnson. SIGN UP HERE

Holiday Cards for Heroes: From 11am-1pm, Student Life & First-Year Expereince will be set up on Keen Johnson Plaza for a Holiday Cards for Heroes service event. Please feel free to stop by and make a card! 

Memorial Stair Climb and Ceremony: 6-11 p.m. at Keene Hall. The stair climbs are sponsored by the College of Justice & Safety, Fire Science, and EKU Housing . The ceremony will feature a short 9/11 memorial service at the EKU Center for the Arts, followed by the Memorial Stair Climb at Keene Hall.  The schedule: Registration from, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the EKU Center for the Arts; 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, 7:45 p.m., at the EKU Center for the Arts, Stair Climb at Keene Hall, immediately following ceremony until 11 p.m. During the stair climb, students, faculty, staff, and community members will have the opportunty to participate in the Holiday Cards for Heroes Service Project. 

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