DALLAS TWP. – In observance of 9/11, Misericordia University held the fourth annual 9/11 Constant Flag Carry ceremony, where members of the campus community took turns carrying the United States flag around campus from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 The event was held to memorialize the 2,977 victims of the terror attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington, D.C. and western Pennsylvania.
Groups of participants and individuals took turns keeping the flag moving and carrying it in 15-minute intervals, beginning and ending at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of campus.
More than 300 students, staff and faculty took part, including members of the lacrosse, swim, volleyball, basketball, baseball, field hockey and softball teams; student organizations including the Misericordia Cheer Team, National Student Speech Hearing Language Association, and Misericordia University Student Occupational Therapy Association; and two First Year Experience classes.
There were also a number of university departments, including Student Engagement, Residence Life, Campus Ministry and Mission Integration, as well as representatives of the Government, Law and National Security Program, who took part. In addition, a number of local veterans and members of a local ROTC program participated, as well as members of the Back Mountain EMS and Fire Company.
Lindsey Riddell, community outreach coordinator at Misericordia University, organized the event.