9/11 Weekend Includes Interfaith Prayer Vigil and 5K Remembrance
Sept. 12, 2011 – Georgetown students, faculty, staff and friends gathered for events on Sept. 9 and 11 in remembrance of the tragedy that occurred 10 years ago, claiming the lives of nearly 3,000.
The university community first gathered Friday for the Interfaith Prayer Vigil marking the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11. The program, sponsored by campus ministry and the president's office, took place at 4 p.m. in Gaston Hall and featured musical selections, prayers and reflections from students within the university's diverse religious community.
"It is fitting that we come together on this weekend, which is of sad remembrance. It is fitting that we come together in the spirit of prayer because it goes to the heart of our mission as a Jesuit and Catholic university," said Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. vice president of Mission and Ministry.
Sunday, runners and walkers registered for the 9/11 Vigil Ceremony and 5K Remembrance Run/Walk, sponsored by the Welcome Week Committee and Hoyas for Troops, on campus. The ceremony and 5K honored the courage and dedication of first responders to the tragedy and the military men and women serving the United States.