PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies
Special memorial ceremonies are scheduled on all of Palm Beach State College’s campuses to remember the events and honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
The ceremonies, which are open to the public and take place on that day, feature guest speakers, activities and moments of silence. The following is the plan for each campus:
Titled “United We Stand,” the ceremony, hosted by Student Activities, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the public safety building lawn. A moment of silence will occur at 11 a.m.
Participants can create a paper chain, where they can either write the names of people or first responders who lost their lives or write a message of thanks, hope or how they will contribute to unifying our country.
The Student Government Association will hand out American flags and serve light refreshments.
Palm Beach Gardens
Titled “Remember the Fallen,” the event, presented by Student Activities and the Veterans Resource Center, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Amphitheater.
Keynote speaker will be Sen. Bobby Powell. Other participants include city of Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Mark Marciano and members of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire and Police Departments and the U.S. Navy.
The ceremony, hosted by the Veterans Club, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 ceremonial bench in the courtyard outside the cafeteria. A local high school will present and retire colors (flags).
There will also be a donation table to collect items for care packages to be sent to current veterans serving overseas.
The ceremony, presented by Student Activities, will be held from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the flagpole. A moment of silence will occur at 8:46 a.m.
The ceremony, presented by Student Activities, will be held at 8:30 a.m. in LGA 139. A moment of silence will occur at 8:46 a.m. In addition, the campus will live stream the “9/11 Reflection” video on plasma screens throughout the campus.