Olivet, Mich.-The Olivet College community will commemorate the tragic events of September 2001 with a Week of Remembrance, a series of campus events scheduled for Sept. 1013. The events are free and open to the public.
The events begin with a lunchtime discussion, Multiculturalism: Why Do I Need It? scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Kirk Center Oaks Dining Room.
On Wednesday, the College will host a 24-hour prayer vigil beginning at 12:01 a.m. at the Olivet Congregational Church. At 7 a.m., a prayer service will be held in the church, followed by a lowering of the flag and playing of Taps in the College Square. A performance of Mozarts Requiem will be held in the church at 8:46 a.m. Two Services of Remembrance will be held in the church at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. The last event of the day is a candlelight vigil scheduled for 9 p.m. in the square, which will be accompanied by readings from students, faculty, staff and friends.
On Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in Dole Halls Klock Commons, Olivet alumnus Dan Pantaleo 85, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps, will conduct a presentation on his experience during the terrorist attacks. Pantaleos office in Rosslyn, Va., is directly across the Potomac River and approximately two miles from the Pentagon. Pantaleo worked in recovery operations in the days immediately following the attack on the Pentagon. He was also part of a team which retrieved an intact U.S. Marine Corp flag from the wreckage of the building. The presentation is co-sponsored by the history and social science departments as part of the colleges Lecture and Symposium Series.
For more information, call Olivets Office of Community Life at (269) 749-6669.