Duquesne honors victims of 9/11

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke Hundreds of flags adorn the grass outside College Hall as part of a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Hundreds of flags adorn the grass outside College Hall as part of a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

At 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, exactly 14 years after the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, the bells at Duquesne started chiming.

As the bells rang, a group of students and faculty stood outside College Hall, where hundreds of American flags decorated the grass in honor of the near 3,000 people who were killed in the attacks.

The memorial was organized by freshman Leah Pier with help from the Duquesne Program Council, the university’s chapter of Young Americans For Liberty and the ROTC.

At the memorial, a Spiritan priest said a blessing. Afterwards, Don Accamando, director of the Office for Military and Veteran Students, gave a short speech.

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