Slippery Rock to dedicate memorial
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The newly erected 9/11 memorial at Slippery Rock University, donated by the Class of 2004-05 and located across from the University Union, will be dedicated in ceremonies set for 2 p.m. Sunday. The ceremonies are open to the public.
The memorial features two 10-foot tall stainless slabs representing the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and Flight 93, which crashed outside Shanksville in Western Pennsylvania.
At night, two light beams, one from each tower, project representing those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The dedication ceremony will include remarks from Robert Smith, university president, and Lindsay Mcghee, former Student Government Association vice president for advancement.
The memorial was constructed over the summer and was built with donations from members of the 2004-05 class to mark the event that took place at the start of their freshman year at Slippery Rock University.