Pine Needle banner
You are here: HOME > NEWS

Day of Service honors 9/11

By Breeanna Hardin Asst. Circulation Manager

September 26, 2013

Photo by Liana Spinner
UNCP students volunteer on the 9/11 Day of Service hel on Sept. 14.

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.

Return to News

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke The print edition of The Pine Needle
is published 14 times a year
during the fall and spring semesters.

Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013
© The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
The Pine Needle
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Phone: 910.521.6204
Fax: 910.522-5795