|SARASOTA, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2021) – The University of South Florida will host a ceremony on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus on Friday, Sept. 10, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. |
What: A ceremony with guest speakers, a local children’s choir, military and local first responders and a display of flags to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Who: Guests include: Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook; retired New York City firefighter Garrett C. Lindgren, who was among the first responders at the World Trade Center; the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School children’s choir; Robert E. Willis Elementary School student Adyson Shortridge, who will sing the National Anthem; and local military and first responders.
When: The ceremony will start at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, with a flag-raising event. Separately, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m., students, staff and faculty will plant 2,977 flags in the campus courtyard lawn to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attacks.
Where: The USF Sarasota-Manatee campus is located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. *
Note: The ceremony will shift to the courtyard following the flag-raising event. A reception will be held after the ceremony in the Selby Auditorium.###
|About the University of South Florida|
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.