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Moravian to Mark 9/11 Anniversary with Lights and Bells

Bethlehem, Pa., September 10, 2009 –Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary will observe the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. The 3,000 lights on the Memorial Tree (northwest corner of the patio area of PPHAC) will be lit for a 24 hour period. A bell atop Reeves Library will toll three times for each of the four planes that crashed on 9/11/01 – American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:45 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 at 9:03 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 at 9:43 a.m., and United Airlines Flight 93 at 10:10 a.m.

The Rt. Rev. C. Hopeton Clennon, Chaplain will be available to meet with individuals or groups at any point during the day for conversation or prayer or quiet reflection.  Moravian’s Roman Catholic Chaplain, Father Wayne Killian, will join Clennon in offering prayers on behalf of the community on this significant day.

“We sincerely ask that the Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary ,and Comenius Center community be mindful of the upcoming memorial,” said Chaplain Clennon. “As individuals, there will always be a greater or lesser awareness of the direct implications this national tragedy has for service, sacrifice, citizenship, and international relations.  We sincerely hope that your interaction with others will reflect the best examples of mutual respect and support.”

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.