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2002 September 11 Remembrance Events

Remembering September 11, 2001
11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., U-Hall

• On-demand streamed video of the University's Remembrance Event at U-Hall is available in its entirety here. It is formatted for RealPlayer.

• President Casteen's remarks at the University's Remembrance Event at U-Hall can be read here in text form.

The program is below.

The University recognize the first anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, with a community event co-sponsored by the University of Virginia, U.Va.’s Student Council, Charlottesville-Albemarle Clergy Association, and You’ve Got A Friend Day Foundation.

Focusing on the lessons of September 11, the ceremony incorporated original music, readings, poetry, and interfaith prayers. The program was intended to provide a time and space to remember those who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and on the planes; to honor those emergency workers, living and dead, who braved danger that day; to reflect on the myriad ways we all were changed by the events of one year ago; and to celebrate the hope and healing spirit that inspire and sustain us still.


Prelude   Amy Leung
Presentation of Colors   Multi-jurisdictional Color and Honor Guards
Albemarle/Charlottesville Fire Depts.
Albemarle/Charlottesville/U.Va. Police Depts.
"The Star-Spangled Banner"   John d'Earth
Welcome and Opening Remarks   John T. Casteen III
Ribbons of Remembrance   Micah Schwartz
Lessons of September Eleventh    
  Loss Maya Angelou, "Glory Falls"
Walter Ross, Lux Aeterna
The Rev. Alvin Edwards
University Singers, Michael Slon, Conductor
  Vulnerability Jalal al-Din Rumi, "Open Your Heart"
Prayer, from Koran, and Du'a Kumayl, taught by Ali b. Abi Talib
Farzaneh Milani
Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina
  Courage Stories from 9/11 - Into the Fire
Psalm 23
Fire Chief Julian Taliaferro
Heena Reiter
  Hope Emily Dickinson, "Hope Is the Thing with Feathers"
Community Responsive Reading
Ephuah Yarney and Dylan Breeden
Rabbi Daniel Alexander, The Rev. Liz Emrey, and Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina
Moment of Silence    
Retiring of the Colors   Multi-jurisdictional Color and Honor Guards
Albemarle/Charlottesville Fire Depts.
Albemarle/Charlottesville/U.Va. Police Depts.
Closing   John T. Casteen III
Recession "America the Beautiful"   John d'Earth

Helpful Links

Counseling support for students is available through the Dean of Students Office and at Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services.
Preparedness, Safety, and the University's Response to September 11th
Library of Congress Exhibition and Public Programs Commemorating September 11th
US State Department September 11th Anniversary Activities

U.Va. Alumni: In Memoriam: The University of Virginia extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of those who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Information on the Alumni Association Memorial site has been submitted by memorial organizers or family members of the victims.

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