Archive | September, 2011

September 11 Memorial at SFA

13 Sep

Ten years later, the events of September 11 are still fresh on many of our hearts and minds. The Office of Student Affairs Programs facilitated several events this past week in memory of those events. Our office appreciates all the help and support from the campus and community in making these events a success!

  • More than 30 students, staff and community volunteers helped place 3,000 flags on campus as a visual reminder of the widespread loss ten years ago.
  • Athletics sponsored 2,500 patriotic lapel ribbons which were passed out at the Sept. 10 game against Northern Iowa.
  • The SFA community wrote 125 letters and posed for 140 photos to send to troops overseas.
  • Approximately 250 people attended the Sept. 12 Memorial Ceremony, which featured remarks from SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo, a speech from Lt. Col. Todd Reichert, SFA’s ROTC commander, presentation of colors by SFA’s ROTC, the national anthem sung by Debbie Tompkins, and a moment of silence in memory of the events of Sept. 11.
Below is a slideshow of photos from these events. A special thanks to Hardy Meredith, SFA’s official photographer, for contributing many of these photos.



SFA remembers Sept. 11

7 Sep
Join us for Sept. 11 memorial activities

Join us for Sept. 11 memorial activities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is sponsoring several activities in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September 11.

Letters and photos for the troops
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Thursday, Sept. 8, and Friday, Sept. 9 | BPSC Plaza
The SFA community can write letters for our troops, as well as take pictures with signs that show support for the military.

Memorial flag placement
2 to 5 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 9 | Free Speech Area next to BPSC
Help place 3,000 small flags throughout the wooded area next to the student center – any help is appreciated! Sign up to help here!

Free ribbons at Lumberjack football game against Northern Iowa
4:30 to 6 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 10 | Homer Bryce Stadium
Student Affairs and Athletics will provide ribbons for game attendees. Sign up to help pass them out!

Sept. 11 Memorial Service
Noon | Monday, Sept. 12 | BPSC Plaza
A planned memorial service will include a moment of silence, introductory remarks from Dr. Baker Pattillo, and a speech from SFA’s ROTC Commander, Lt. Col. Todd Reichert.