9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Clemson University
On Tuesday at 5pm, Clemson University (CU) marks the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a remembrance ceremony in the Tillman Hall auditorium. The Clemson University Media Relations Department reports that the event is being coordinated by the student organization Tiger Platoon, which promotes awareness of CU’s rich military heritage. There will be two speakers: Wes Few, who was a friend of James Patrick White, the only CU alumnus who died in the 9/11 attacks, and Bill Tobin, who was in the Pentagon on the day of the attacks and spent the following days helping remove victims’ bodies. Following the speakers, first responders, including CU police, firefighters and EMS, and veterans will be recognized for their sacrifices. Then, outside on the Military Heritage Plaza, the CU ROTC honor guard, the Pershing Rifles, will perform a wreath-laying ceremony and fire a 21-gun salute. The doors to the auditorium open at 4:30pm and the community is invited to attend.