Embry-Riddle Student Groups to Participate in 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

James Roddey/ERAU Communications and Media Relations

Thursday, September 10, 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – This Friday, a display of small American flags, a large-scale luminaria tribute and special commemorative ceremonies will memorialize the victims who lost their lives in the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Events at the Daytona Beach Campus on 9/11 include:

West Lawn, all day, commemoration ceremony at 9 a.m.
Friday morning the Embry-Riddle Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity will place small flags on the West Lawn of the Daytona Beach Campus, representing the 2,982 victims and emergency responders who lost their lives in the February 1993 and September 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City. A brief commemoration ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., presented by Embry-Riddle Chaplain Rev. David Keck.

Southwest entrance of the Student Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lambda Theta Alpha, the Latin sorority at Embry-Riddle, will sell food and beverages as a fundraiser for Tuesday’s Children, an international charitable organization that fosters long-term healing in families directly impacted by the events of 9/11. Their mission is to keep the promise to those families while serving and supporting all families affected by acts of terror worldwide.

Connolly Quad, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity will offer a Pike Place Rent-a-Picnic on the Connolly Quad. Attendees can buy a picnic and borrow a blanket for a picnic in the shade of the live oaks around the Quad. A fire truck will be on display and the event proceeds will help support local fire departments.

Connolly Quad, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
The Embry-Riddle Homeland Security Student Association and the Order of the Sword and the Shield, a national honor society for homeland security, intelligence and emergency management, will display a large-scale luminaria tribute on the Connolly Quad to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of 9/11. A ceremony surrounded by luminaria will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the tribute will remain available for viewing until 10 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Office: (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu.