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Day of Service honors 9/11
By Breeanna Hardin Asst. Circulation Manager
September 26, 2013
A day of service held in memory of the 9/11 victims took place on Sept. 14.
It was held on the UC lawn, and it started at 9 a.m. and continued until 3 p.m.
The event opened up with all the participants grouping together to form a circle around the flagpole.
Stationed in front of the flagpole were three R.O.T.C. cadets from Fayetteville Technical Community College.
They performed the opening ceremony and flag detail.
After the flag was raised, three male students from UNCP sang the National Anthem.
After the ceremonial lifting of the flag, Mike Clawson, program coordinator for Military and Veteran Services, was introduced.
“Today is not a day to be sad; today is a day to remember our lost loved ones and to remember how America took a blow, but she got back up and grew together,” Clawson said.
Following the speech, the participants chose their groups to be assigned activities they would do.
Each group went to different service activities around the town.
Some of the participants went to the animal shelter to help play with animals and clean cages.
The day ended with participants knowing they made a difference in their community, remembering the 9/11 event.