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UTHSCSA to celebrate freedom, remember victims of 9-11

WHAT: 9-11 Memorial Service
WHEN: 7:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
WHERE: At the flagpole on the lawn
in front of the university
The University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive

DETAILS: No one will forget the tragic events that took place a year ago in New York City, at the Pentagon and on a field in Pennsylvania. Although the events took place miles away from home, San Antonians felt the impact of the attacks and shed tears for their fellow Americans who were directly affected.

To celebrate freedom and remember the thousands who lost their lives on that day, Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Health Science Center president, will lead faculty, staff and students in a 9-11 memorial service. Harold L. Timboe, M.D., associate vice president for administration, who was commanding general of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington last September and coordinated military medical response to the attacks, also will speak.

Members of San Antonio Professional Firefighters Honor Guard Local 624 will represent the many firefighters who served so bravely at the crash sites, including the World Trade Center.

University Police Capt. Celeste Mussey will sing the National Anthem and the flag will be ceremoniously lowered to half-staff. The campus choir will perform in honor of the victims. Employees will dress in red, white and blue and bring flowers to place at the foot of the flagpole.

Contact: Will Sansom or Natalie Gutierrez