|Volume XXIX Issue 4||September 11, 2003|
Chapel to mark anniversary of attacks
Laura Somerville - Reporter
At today’s Chapel, Chaplain Richard McBride will take time to recognize the second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Activities at the 9:50 a.m. service in Whitley Auditorium will include the viewing of a portion of a PBS documentary on spiritual questions rising from the World Trade Center attacks, and the formation a "Circle of Hope" in cooperation with September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
McBride will also discuss broader issues in attempt to move on from the attacks.
The service will address the practice of hope, a theme from McBride’s series "The Art of being Human." This series of devotions focuses on the "spiritual practice that helps us to become fully human," McBride said. "We must first pay attention," he said. "If we’re not attentive we don’t get to be human."
Understanding that the nation is paying attention to the tragic events of two years ago, McBride said, "Our nation is not going to forget September 11. That is forever in our consciousness." However, this year he said he would rather "give hope as a way of being healthier in the future, because we are inevitably going to encounter difficulties in life."
President Leo Lambert will be a guest speaker at Chapel. McBride said students will be given a chance to speak as well.
McBride also invites members of the Elon community to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:43 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. - the time of the plane crashes in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania two years ago.
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