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9/11 Ceremonies Set at Washington State, Marietta Colleges
Posted on: 09/10/2013
By  Andy Rex
Both college campuses in Marietta are holding remembrance ceremonies to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
 
Tomorrow morning at 10:00, the Americorps Ohio College guides and VISTA members at Washington State Community College will host a service.  WMOA News spoke with Heather Saling, who works with the group…
 
“The VFW will be there, and the American Legion," Saling says.  "I believe the National Guard is also going to try to make an appearance.  We’re going to be having a flag raising ceremony.  We have a flag of honor that’s going to be going up with all the names of the victims of 9/11.  We’ll  have a 21 gun salute, and we’ll be playing TAPS as well.  Then, we’ll have some speakers.”
 
The students involved in the groups are also accepting donations of products to ship overseas to active duty soldiers during the rest of the week.  We’ll have more about that in another report.
 
Then, at 8:00 tomorrow night, another event will be held at the Kremer Ampitheatre on the Campus Mall at Marietta College. 
 
College spokesman Tom Perry says "it will be the third annual.  We have some students who put this on every year through the College Republicans, typically.  Sometimes the College Republicans and College Democrats even get together for it, but I believe it’s just the College Republicans this year.  They’re putting on this annual tribute that they do.  It happens at night.  It’s really a solemn event.  People talk about memories.  It’s become a popular event on campus amongst that group of students who want to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 in 2001.”
 
Both events are open to anyone who wants to attend.
 
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