The City of Lowell and UMass Lowell have events planned to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11 am, the public and university community are invited to join Chancellor Marty Meehan and guest speakers for the rededication of the UMass Lowell 9/11 Memorial.
Members of the University community lost on that day ten years ago included Douglas A. Gowell ’71, John A. Ogonowski ’72, Robert J. Hayes ’86. Brian Kinney ’95, Patrick Quigley (husband of Patricia Fleming ’86 and son-in-law of Mathematics Prof. Emeritus Brendan Fleming), Jessica Leigh Sachs (daughter of alumni Stephen and Karen Sachs), and Christopher Zarba, who studied in the College of Music in the 1970s.
The Memorial, titled “Unity” and installed in 2004, was designed by UMass Lowell art students Gail Milligan, Rebekah Hermans, and Janet Wittlinger. The students worked under the direction of UMass Lowell Prof. of Art and sculptor Jim Coates, whose studio class participated in a design competition for the project. A selection committee of campus and community representatives chose “Unity” for its simple and symbolic design, a site-specific artwork that is meant to be a place of reflection and meditation as well as thoughtful remembrance on the Riverwalk along the Merrimack.
Please gather at the Memorial near Leitch Hall, 111 Pawtucket Street, on the East Campus (opposite the Fox Hall high-rise student residence hall). Parking is available in the University lot off Perkins Street in the Lawrence Mills complex. A light lunch reception follows the ceremony. RSVP to email@example.com call 978-934-2236.
On Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 am, the Lowell High School Junior Airforce ROTC will conduct a Memorial Tribute at the Lowell High School Memorial Courtyard.
On Friday at 10 am, join Mayor James L. Milinazzo, officials, City employees and partners in remembering 9/11. The City is partnering with Community Teamwork Inc. Senior Corp Programs for a commemorative flag-raising ceremony and observance. To honor our local men and women in uniform the event will include the LHS JROTC Color Guard, LHS Spindle Show Choir, LPD, LFD and first responders. Please gather at Lowell City Hall, 375 Merrimack St. For information, contact Diane Bujnowski, Office of the Mayor, 978-970-4040.