Elon to remember 9/11 with flag display, ringing of bells

The annual commemoration includes a fundraising effort by the Student Government Association to support the 9/11 Memorial Fund.

The Elon University community will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Wednesday with a display of flags and the ringing of bells.

​The Student Government Association has also invited students, faculty and staff to donate a minimum of $1 to sponsor small American flags that will be placed on Young Commons, with the proceeds to be donated to the 9/11 Memorial Fund. During its first four years, the SGA fundraiser has generated hundreds of dollars for the 9/11 Memorial.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, up to 1,000 small American flags will be placed on Young Commons to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks, with larger international flags also placed around the area to represent the countries of those killed in the attacks. The flags will remain in place through Wednesday night.

The carillon in Alamance Building will also be rung four times on Wednesday morning at the times of the attack on each of the two World Trade Center towers (8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m.), at the time of the attack on the Pentagon (9:37 a.m.) and at the time of the time of the crash of United 93, the highjacked plane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania during the attacks (10:07 a.m.).

The Student Government Association will be in Moseley Center today and Wednesday accepting donations in the form of Phoenix Cash, Cash and credit cards.