University students to commemorate 9/11 victims


Students from Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University will hold a memorial on Thursday, April 11 at 5 p.m., behind John J. Sullivan Independence Hall in Fairfield, to honor the victims of the September 11 attack. They will be dedicating two English Oak "skyrocket" trees, along with a park bench, in memory of the victims.

Joseph Piagentini, president of the Fairfield University Student Association, and Thomas Pesce Jr., president of Sacred Heart University Student Government, are spearheading the effort to establish a permanent memorial. First Selectman Ken Flatto's office has been working with the students on the arrangements. Tree Warden Ken Placko assisted in the purchasing of the trees.

The ceremony will include remarks from university officials and from the First Selectman. There will also be music by members of the Sacred Heart Band and the Fairfield University Glee Club and a dedication by the Student Governments.

The public is welcome to attend.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 1, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 197