Miami University remembers 9/11Sep 08, 2011
Miami University will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on the front lawn of Roudebush Hall on the Oxford campus.
A tribute to four Miami alumni who died in the tragedies of 9/11 will be a part of the ceremony.
- Myra Joy Aronson (Miami ’71) died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 in New York City.
- Kelly Ann Booms (Miami ’99) died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 in New York City.
- Alicia Nicole Titus (Miami ’95) died in the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 out of Boston.
- Todd Christopher Weaver (Miami ’93) died in the World Trade Center’s North Tower.
Miami’s brass choir will begin the program, with the Miami Misfitz
performing “America the Beautiful” and Miami’s Glee Club will sing “In
Remembrance” and “Parting Blessing.”
Other events and lectures commemorating 9/11 include:
- Miami Middletown will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Campus and Community Center.
- A public viewing of the movie, “World Trade Center,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the multipurpose room of the Shriver Center on Miami’s Oxford campus. At 11 p.m., the movie “United 93” will be shown in Shriver Center. Sponsored by Miami Entertainment AfterDark and Beta Theta Pi.
- Journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen will present "10 Years Later: How 9/11 Changed America's Place in the World" at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Hall Auditorium. His talk is the first lecture in the Miami University 2011-2012 Lecture Series. The lecture is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Free tickets will be available at the box office in Shriver Center beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, for the Miami community and Friday, Sept. 9, for the general public.
- Miami community-crafted quilts will be assembled to pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The quilts will be assembled and on display Monday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 16, on both the Hamilton and Middletown campuses.
- Miami Hamilton’s Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Butler County United Way, will be part of the United Way Day of Caring.