By Ashriel Dunham 832-842-6262
August 24, 2015
This year will mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy that forever changed the lives of many Americans. To pay tribute to those who lost their lives and their surviving loved ones, the University of Houston Student Centers along with UH Veteran Services will host several free public events throughout the day.
At 9:00am, a ceremony will kick off this day of remembrance. This ceremony will be held at the UH World Trade Center Memorial and Reflection Garden located just outside of Student Center South’s south entrance.
Later that morning, Ralph B. DeVaul Jr. will moderate a panel discussion featuring the brave first responders and Maj. Gen. Barrye Price who assisted following the attack. The discussion will begin at 11:00am
The Student Center Theater will host a screening of the film “United 93” at 7:00pm The film depicts the fate of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a field in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania.
In the hallway next to the theater, the campus community can view “Remembering 9/11,” a photo exhibition that will be on display from 8:00am – 10:00pm
Free “UH Remembering 9/11” ribbons will be available at the Student Center Information Center for students, faculty, staff and visitors to show their support throughout their day. Ribbons are available while supplies last.
Community members can also share thoughts on a “Remembering 9/11” wall located near the main entrance of the Student Center South. They can contribute to the remembrance wall using postcards that will be available or through an online submission form. For more information, please visit www.uh.edu/Remembering911
The Student Centers are located at Entrance 1 off Calhoun Road. Parking is available in the Welcome Center garage directly across the street. For more details on the Student Centers, visit its website.
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation’s fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 40,900 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.