PRESIDENT PRICE ON COMMEMORATING SEPTEMBER 11
Memorial plaque on Keohane Quad that honors the six alumni killed in the 9/11 attacks.
BY DUKE TODAY STAFF
To the Duke Community,
Tomorrow we mark a solemn anniversary and remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
Some among us are too young to remember the events of that day; many of us will remember them forever. Some members of the Duke community lost family members—including Duke alumni—and others have served with honor in the military in the years since. All of us—no matter how old or where we are from—have had our lives forever changed by the collective trauma of the attacks and their aftermath.
Tomorrow morning, to mark the anniversary
of these tragic events, the Duke Chapel bells will toll at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, and 10:03. Immediately following the final toll, I will join Dean of the Chapel Luke Powery and interfaith leaders from across campus in a vigil on the steps of the Chapel. I invite you to join us if you are able.
At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, the Chapel will host a ‘Grant Us Peace’ Concert with music by the Duke Chapel musicians and the Ciompi Quartet and readings from a variety of faith traditions. This event, which is cosponsored by Vice Provost for the Arts John Brown and Duke Arts, will be livestreamed on the Duke Chapel website
Departments and programs across campus are also hosting commemorations in the coming days. You can learn more here
I hope that you are able to find an opportunity for quiet reflection tomorrow. May all of us find inspiration in our community to foster greater understanding and peace in our world in the years to come.
Vincent E. Price
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