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20 years later: Ohio University remembers 9-11

Published: September 8, 2021 Author: Jalyn Bolyard

Ohio University is planning moments of silence and remembrance in honor of the lives lost and lives affected from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 

On Friday, Sept. 10, OHIO President Dr. Hugh Sherman, Director of the OHIO Veterans and Military Services Center Lt. Col. (Ret.) Terry St. Peter, Ohio University Police Department Capt. Mike Meek, who is also a veteran who served in Afghanistan, and other veteran and military students will lower the flag in front of Cutler Hall to give respects. 

“The tragedy of 9/11 still impacts our community 20 years later,” Sherman said. “The Ohio University community mourns the loss of life and gives our sympathy to the many lives who were affected that horrific day. I welcome all of the OHIO community to take part in the moments of silence to remember the fallen.”

On Saturday, Sept. 11, moments of silence will be observed at these times:

  • 8:46 a.m. – When American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.  
  • 9:03 a.m. – When United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower.
  • 9:37 a.m. – When American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. 
  • 10:03 a.m. –  When United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania after passengers and crew members onboard attempted to retake the plane. 

Follow along on OHIO’s social media pages on Saturday morning as they document the moments of silence. 

Although not open to the public, on Sept. 11, OHIO’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will hold its annual 9/11 Stair Challenge beginning at 6 a.m. in Peden Stadium to remember and honor the heroes. 

The Ohio University School of Music will also present “Twenty Years Since 9/11: Music of Mourning and Reflection” on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel.