Hobart and William Smith Colleges have planned events to remember the one-year anniversary of September 11, beginning Tuesday, September 10. September 11 has been declared Patriot Day by President George W. Bush. Governor Pataki has requested that “all flags be lowered to half-staff at 8:46 am and remain until the following morning when they will be returned to full-staff.”
Wednesday, September 11
Ongoing throughout the day, the Chapel will be open for prayer and reflection; students, faculty and staff are invited to share their reflections on a special Web page; WEOS will broadcast special programming and re-broadcast Mark’s interview with London study-abroad students from last year; registration for Day of Service and sign-up sheets for blood drive and voter registration will be available in Scandling.
The schedule is as follows:
8:46 a.m.: Chapel bell rings and a campus-wide moment of silence is observed. During this moment of silence members of the campus community are asked to remember those who died tragically as a result of the attack on the World Trade Center, especially Andrew Golkin '93, Scott Rohner '01, and Michael Simon '83.
Additional moments of silence suggested by Governor Pataki include:
9:45 to 10:30 a.m.: The Geneva Fire Department will hold a Sept. 11 Remembrance at 79 Geneva St., in front of the Fire Department Memorial Bell. The service will include the sounding of the city's fire horn, Box 555, which is tradition for the announcement of a Line of Duty Death.
10:29 a.m.: Chapel bells will ring again along with bells throughout the state in memory of those lost on 9/11. An additional moment of silence will be observed during this bell ringing.
Noon: The city of Geneva, in cooperation with Winnek Post American Legion 396 and VFW Post 2670, will hold a “We Will Remember” memorial event at the foot of the long pier at Lakeshore Park.
6:45 p.m.: Gathering on Coxe Hall steps (Hobart Quad) for community remembrance; the ceremony will include Lt. Kenneth DeBolt, Geneva Fire Department (and Colleges’ Sports Information Director) and a representative of the Geneva Police Department, flute music, and Stan Weaver, director of AV/Media Services, singing “America the Beautiful.”
7:15 p.m.: Walk of Remembrance starts from Coxe Hall Steps to United Methodist Church, 340 Main St., for Interfaith Service.
8:30 p.m.: Movie “WTC: The First 24 Hours.” Discussion will follow with moderator Professor Jim Spates, participants Professor Cynthia Williams, who was in New York City with an off-campus study program from the Colleges last fall, and President Mark Gearan. The film will be shown and the discussion held in Albright Auditorium.
10 p.m.: Completion of World Day of Prayer, Chapel