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9/11/06

A Day Of Remembrance

Americans are paying tribute today, to the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11.   Memorial ceremonies will take place at New York's Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where hijacked airplanes crashed, five years ago

Many East Texas schools are having different activities to mark day.  At UT Tyler, an entire day of rememberance will kick off at 7:30 this morning.  

A moment of silence will be held at 7:45, the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center. At 8 am, the Riter Bell Tower will begin tolling every six seconds, one chime for each of the nearly 3 thousand people who were killed that day. The same number of yellow ribbons will be worn by students and faculty, each bearing the name of a victim. There will also be a unity picnic on the tennis courts sponsored by the Black Student Association.

Tonight, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a candle lighting to cap off the day's events.

Memorial services will begin at 10:30 this morning at moore magnet school.  State Senator Kevin Eltife will give a rememberance speech. Tyler mayor Joey Seeber will then recognize members of the Tyler response team. U.S. congressman Louie Gohmert will also be on hand for a ceremony to show support for U.S. troops.

 

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