Boston University to Hold “A Day of Rememberance”

in BU In the Community, News Releases
September 5th, 2002

Contact: Bob Zalisk, 617/353-7628 | bzalisk@bu.edu

Boston, MA — At 8:30 next Wednesday morning, a year after two airliners crashed into the World Trade Towers in New York City, the sound of a chime will reverberate across Marsh Plaza in the heart of Boston University. The chime, specially set up in the Plaza, will be struck regularly every few minutes for the next hour and a half.

Boston University has scheduled several events and opportunities for worship, prayer, and contemplation at Marsh Plaza throughout the day so that people can remember and reflect on last September 11th. In addition to striking the chime, these include Jewish (Orthodox), Islamic, and Hindu prayer services, a multidenominational worship service and a Catholic mass, a chapel kept open most of the day for prayer, and a candlelight “Vigil of Remembrance” in the evening. Additional events are scheduled through the next week.

The day’s events are free and open to the public. The Boston University home Web page has a link, “We Remember,” that displays a photo gallery and other information from similar activities held last year.

EVENT: Day of Remembrance

DATE: Wednesday, September 11, 2002

PLACE: Boston University Marsh Plaza, 735 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215

TIMES: 8 a.m. Jewish Prayer Service (Orthodox) on Marsh Plaza

8:30-10 a.m. Striking of Chime Pass out day’s information, Peace Buttons

9:30 a.m. Robinson Chapel open for prayer

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Multidenominational Worship Service, in Marsh Chapel

12:10-1 p.m. Catholic Mass, in Marsh Chapel

12:43 p.m. Islamic Prayer Service, in nearby George Sherman Union, Room 242

12:50 p.m. Jewish Prayer Service (Orthodox) on Marsh Plaza

1-7 p.m. Robinson Chapel open for prayer

4:22 p.m. Islamic Prayer Service, in George Sherman Union, Room 242

7 p.m. Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance on Marsh Plaza (George Sherman Union nearby if rain)

7:13 p.m. Islamic Prayer Service, in George Sherman Union, Room 242

7:30 p.m. Continuing small group conversation on Marsh Plaza

8:30 p.m. Hindu Prayer Service in Marsh Room

8:45 p.m. Islamic Prayer Service, in George Sherman Union, Room 242

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