By Kim Chaudoin on 9/9/2011
For 102 minutes on September 11, 2001, the world looked on in horror as terrorists flew hijacked passenger planes into New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, damaging the iconic buildings, killing thousands of people and testing the American spirit.
|David Lipscomb Middle and High School students gathered around the flagpole in front of Harding Hall today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of these attacks. The Lipscomb community has planned a series of events to reflect and remember the victims of 9/11 and the events of that day.
Campus School reflects with special programs
David Lipscomb High School students and faculty commemorated the anniversary with a Patriot’s Day Program Sept. 9 around the flagpole on the lawn in front of Harding Hall.
“As we remember the significant events of ten years ago, I want us to appreciate the significance of living in a free country, to remember the tremendous loss of life but also the great bravery shown by so many in the hours and days following 9/11. I also want to challenge us to renew our spirit of service and to remember to always have faith that God is in control. In all things, God is in control,” Mike Hammond, vice president and headmaster of the campus school, told high school students assembled around the flagpole.
Middle school students were encouraged to remember the day although most of them were toddlers on Sept. 11 and did not experience the event.
"It was a terrible day, but it was also one of our country's finest hours," David K. Hughes, director of Lipscomb's Yellow Ribbon Program and a retired captain who served with United States Army Special Forces in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, told the middle schoolers during a special chapel service on Sept. 9. "It's important that you remember that day and reflect on it even though you didn't experience it. There are still men and women on the front line making sure that the evil that reached our shores doesn't reach us again. I also want you to realize that this is the greatest nation on this earth."
University events planned through Sept. 13
At the university a series of events is planned to commemorate 9/11. All events are open to the public. Events include:
Members of the Lipscomb community are encouraged to reflect on and remember the events of 9/11 by visiting dvlp.911day.org
Saturday, September 10
As a tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes, engage in Nashville by answering Mayor Karl Dean's appeal to serve through Hand's On Nashville in Nashville's Firefighter’s Appreciation Day. Sign up at www.hon.org
Sunday, September 11 • 9 p.m. • Bison Square
We invite the Lipscomb Community to a communion service on campus Sunday night at 9 p.m. led by Jake Burton and the campus ministry team. (rain location-Ward Hall)
Monday, September 12 • 7 p.m. • Ezell Center Chapel
A panel discussion of "10 Years Later: The Impact of 9/11 on America" featuring:
• The Intelligence Perspective — Guy Vanderpool
• The Islamic Perspective — Howard Miller
• The Military Perspective — David K. Hughes
• The Pastoral Perspective — Ken Durham
Tuesday, September 13 • 10:55 a.m. • Allen Arena
Join us for an experiential version of The Gathering focused on a time of prayer over the victims of 9/11.