The Duke community will mark the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a number of events today in memory of the tragedy.
A moment of silence, organized by Duke Student Government, Duke American Civil Liberties Union, the Duke Conservative Union, Duke Democrats, Duke Republicans and Purple, will be observed at 8:46 a.m.—the moment at which the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center in 2001.
In addition, a candlelight vigil in memory of the hundreds of victims will be held on the Chapel lawn at 8 p.m. to honor the victims who perished in the attacks. The service will be followed by a concert organized by student group Purple and headlined by senior Mike Posner. Sterly Wilder, executive director of alumni affairs, will place a wreath on the memorial plaque in Keohane Quadrangle Memorial Grove for the six Duke alumni who were killed on 9/11.
In observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, officially recognized for the first time this year, the Center for Civic Engagement will also be hosting 40 nonprofit organizations to meet with students from noon to 3 p.m. in the Bryan Center.