Posted August 30, 2002 Atlanta
Communications and Marketing
Contact David Terraso
Georgia Tech will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11 with a series of events to honor both the heroes and the fallen. At 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the tower, Georgia Tech's campus whistle will blow three times followed by a campus-wide moment of silence. At 10:29 a.m., the moment the north tower collapsed, the whistle will blow three more times followed by another moment of silence. The whistle is traditionally used at the When the Whistle Blows ceremony in the spring to honor Tech students and alumni who have died in the previous year. Three Tech alumni were killed in the terrorist attacks. Tech is blowing the whistle on September 11 in their honor and to express solidarity with the families of the attacks' victims.
At noon, students, faculty and staff will gather at the Campanile in front of the student center for a remembrance ceremony. President Clough, along with representatives from the students, faculty and staff will deliver speeches at the ceremony.
For quiet contemplation, the Ferst Center for the Arts will open a gallery for quiet reflection. It will feature prayers from a variety of religious traditions along with other readings. In addition, on the Skiles walkway, attendees will be invited to express their thoughts on canvas squares, which will be assembled into a giant tapestry to commemorate the day.
On September 4 and 5, Georgia Tech's student volunteer organization, MOVE will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross. The drive is dedicated to the victims and heroes of the attacks. It will be held at the Ferst Center.
Schedule of Events
8:46 a.m.- Whistle Blows, followed by campus-wide moment of silence
10:29 a.m.- Whistle Blows, followed by campus-wide moment of silence
12:00 p.m.- Remembrance Ceremony at the Campanile
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.-Reflection Room open at the Ferst Center for the Arts
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. -Tapestry Project at Skiles Walkway
Remarks by Dr. G. Wayne Clough
First Anniversary Remembrance, September 11, 2002