Sept. 11 memorial events to take place today


Several 9/11 commemorative events will take place on campus throughout today and weekend.

The Union Program Council is sponsoring a flag remembrance display in The Quad. The flags will be on display through this evening.

UPC is also sponsoring the “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit. The exhibit, featuring photos of fallen Kansas soldiers, is on display from Sept. 3-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the K-State Student Union’s William T. Kemper Art Gallery.

The K-State School of Leadership Studies and HandsOn Kansas State are sponsoring two campus events as well. An American Legion Remembrance ride will consist of approximately 20 American Legion Riders, who will start at Fort Riley for the 9/11 ceremony at the Fort Riley Global War on Terrorism monument on the U.S. Cavalry Parade Field at 10 a.m., according to a news release from K-State. The Riders will then travel to Manhattan, and will arrive between 11:30 a.m. and noon to view the three war memorials on K-State campus: Memorial Stadium, the World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

They are also sponsoring the university’s annual Day of Service on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Campus Creek Amphitheater before working on various community service projects.

On K-State Salina’s campus, remembrance ribbons will be available at the Technology Center Commons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.