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College Republicans, UPUA Commemorate 9/11

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; and yet, it has been that long. It’s undoubtedly the defining moment of our generation, and even though the mastermind behind those attacks was finally brought to justice, it would be a stretch to say we’ve gained much closure.

And so, with the wound of that fateful day still fresh in our minds, the Penn State College Republicans are holding their second annual memorial service on the Old Main patio today. No, today doesn’t quite mark the anniversary, but perhaps the group realized the difficulty of tearing anyone away from their televisions on the first NFL Sunday of the year.

The event, which Wednesday night the University Park Undergraduate Association voted to co-sponsor, will take place from noon to 1 p.m., and is meant to provide “a day of reflective and solemn remembrance for our country.” On hand will be the Pennharmonics, an a capella group, to provide musical selections, and State Representative Kerry Benninghoff will be a guest speaker, delivering an address to those in attendance.

Despite the event being run by the College Republicans, it should not be overly political in nature—the UPUA made sure of that before agreeing to co-sponsor the event, so students of all leanings can feel comfortable showing up to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11.

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