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WNMU 9/11 Memorial Event

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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 08:00am - 11:00am

“The university invites the community to join us in solemnly remembering the 2,997 lives lost that day in 2001, and also in honoring the 5,448 service members and civilians killed in action during the resulting Global War on Terror,” said USAF Sep. Staff Sergeant Jason Quimby, who manages the WNMU Office of Veteran Affairs.

The event, which will be held in Old James Stadium, starts at 8 a.m. with a presentation of the colors and the national anthem sung by Mariachi Plata de WNMU. It will continue through 11 a.m. with speakers, music and periodical silences in observation of the attack’s most devastating moments.

Giving the keynote address will be 1984 WNMU alumnus J.R. Calkins, who worked on a Type 1 Incident Management Team that mobilized to New York City on September 12, 2001, to assist with search and rescue efforts at ground zero. The members of Van Bateman’s Southwest Incident Management Team were recognized with a USDA Honor Award in 2002.

Nine fallen soldier memorial displays to represent the 90 New Mexicans, who have been lost in the 20 years of conflict since the 9/11 attacks. Provided by Holloman Airforce Base, each memorial will have 10 red and white roses labeled the name, rank and branch of service for each military member.

Location WNMU Campus
Silver City NM

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