Sept. 11 observances

Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler sent the following message to the campus community on Sept. 9, 2011 - Ed.

In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 this weekend, the College of William and Mary has planned the following activities for Sunday, September 11.   All are welcome to take part , especially at the 7 p.m. campus-wide Program of Remembrance and Reflection in the Wren Courtyard.

Tolling of the Wren Bell

The Wren Building Bell will toll on the morning of September 11, marking those times when the planes struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m.) and the Pentagon (9:45 a.m.); and the time when United Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania (10:10 a.m.).

Memorial Wreath and Flag Display

From 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. members of the Queen’s Guarde, the precision drill team of the College’s ROTC cadet corps, will be posted at a memorial wreath at the head of the Sunken Garden. Student members of the College Republicans and the Young Democrats are planning a special display of American flags in the Sunken Garden.

Wren Chapel Open for Private Reflection

The Wren Chapel will be open for personal meditation and prayer beginning at 12 noon on Sunday until the campus-wide program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Wren Courtyard.

“I Will Always Remember . . .”

The Student Assembly is inviting members of the campus community to visit the lobby in the Sadler Center to write their own personal thoughts on luminary bags.  These luminaries will then be used to light the brick walkways to the campus-wide evening program at the Wren Building.  How would you complete the sentence “I will always remember . . .?”

Ruck March in Honor of 1stLT Todd Weaver

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, the ROTC department will sponsor a Ruck March through campus in honor of 1st LT Todd Weaver ’08 who was killed in Afghanistan.  Participants are encouraged to come wearing backpacks for the 30-minute walk celebrating the service and sacrifice of our women and men in the Armed Services.  The walk will end in the Wren Yard with an unveiling of a plaque honoring Todd Weaver.

Campus-Wide Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection

All members of the campus community are invited to gather in the Wren Courtyard at 7:00 p.m.  This 10th Anniversary program of remembrance and reflection will feature inspirational music by the William and Mary choir, brief remarks by President Reveley, and selected readings by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We hope all will gather in solidarity on September 11, 2011, just as we did on that day in 2001.

Candlelight Program Announcing the Todd Weaver Study Abroad Scholarship

Immediately following the campus-wide gathering in the Wren Courtyard (at approximately 7:45 p.m.) the family and friends of 1st LT Todd Weaver invite members of the broader William and Mary family to gather with them to celebrate the funding of a new study abroad scholarship named in Todd’s honor.  Gather on the Jamestown Road side of the Wren Building near the memorial tree planted there last spring.