Peru State College
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News Release
 
09/07/11

Peru State students to honor 9/11 victims, survivors and volunteers during program this Sunday, public invited to attend

 

( Peru, Neb.) Peru State College’s (PSC) student clubs and organizations will observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania with a program at 6 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 11 on the Campus Quad near the Student Center as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

 

The public is invited to attend. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Live Oak Room of the Student Center.

 

The program will feature remarks from Dale Thomas, a volunteer firefighter from Auburn who helped with the recovery effort at Ground Zero following the attacks. PSC First Lady Elaine Hanson, an advocate for volunteer service and American Red Cross board member with the Blood Services Division in Omaha, will also deliver remarks. The Peru V.F.W. Club will present the flags.

 

Hanson said, “The rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero marked perhaps the largest expression of charitable service in American history. In observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Peru State family hopes to engage and inspire people to make a commitment to service to honor the legacy of 9/11 victims, survivors and volunteers.”

 

Students are also sponsoring a used book sale from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8, as well as Friday, Sept. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Nemaha County Mutual Aid Association, which serves the volunteer fire departments in Nemaha County.