SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paula Green, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-914-8873
Stacy Armstrong, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-857-4082
Citrus College Flag Display to Honor the Fallen of September 11
Citrus College students, faculty and staff will create a display of 2,752 American flags to commemorate those who died as a result of the September 11, 2001 attack on our nation. The display, accompanied by a brief memorial ceremony, will be sponsored by the Associated Students of Citrus College and the Citrus College Office of Student Life.
On Sunday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m., students, faculty and staff will gather to place the memorial flags on the knoll below the college flagpoles. The volunteers will observe a moment of silence before beginning the project.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors arriving at the college on Monday morning, September 12 will see the vivid display of flags. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a memorial reflection beginning at 9:00 a.m., which will include speakers, the laying of a commemorative wreath and a moment of silence.
--Associated Students of Citrus College (student leadership)
--Citrus College administrators, faculty and staff
--Alex Maravilla, president of the Citrus College Veterans Network and Nickawanna Shaw, faculty member and president of the Citrus College Faculty Senate will offer their personal reflections on the 9/11 tragedy.
Flag placement: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
Ceremony: Monday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.
Citrus College, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA
The flags will be on display on the grounds near the campus quad, west of the flagpoles.
The September 11 attack is perhaps the most significant historical event in the lives of college-age adults. The Citrus College student leaders who conceived the idea for this project have a tradition of advocacy and social consciousness. In addition, the college has an active student veteran population, many of whom have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.