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Rhodes To Commemorate September 11th

Publication Date: 9/6/2011


 We Remember, We Serve


This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Rhodes College will commemorate the day, which falls on a Sunday this year, with the following events:


9 a.m.
Halliburton Bells on campus will toll in memory of those who died in each of the four attacks on September 11, 2001.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Service Project: “Artistic Board Up,” on Kney Street in North Memphis
Rhodes students will coordinate volunteers and help clean lots and paint boards with interior scenes for at least ten abandoned homes on Kney Street. This event is the kickoff for the White House Interfaith Service Challenge that brings people from different religious backgrounds together through community service.

4 p.m.
Service of Prayer and Memorial at Idlewild Presbyterian Church
The music will be performed under the direction of Rhodes Music Chair William Skoog and includes the Rhodes Singers.

Music featured will be by American composers Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Rene Clausen’s Memorial for chorus and orchestra. The latter, written as a memorial for those who perished on 9/11, includes an ecumenical series of prayers of memorial, healing, and reconciliation.

8 p.m.
Candlelight Commemoration
A labyrinth in light will be created on the campus lawn located south of Buckman Hall for reflection on the events of 9/11 and the many ways they have changed our world. There also will be a string quartet.

For more information, contact Rhodes Chaplain Rev. Walt Tennyson at (901) 843-3804 or tennysonw@rhodes.edu

Tags: Arts/Performances, Campus Life, Events


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