SGA organizes special ceremony
By Andrew Messenger
Amarillo College students and employees remembered the victims of 9/11 Monday morning.
“We did this for two reasons,” said Heather Atchley, student activities director. “For Constitution Day and to recognize 9/11. This year’s event is in support of the institutional theme, which is ‘Reconstructing 9/11.'”
Student Government Association members placed flags on the grounds surrounding the Washington Street Campus clock tower, each one bearing the name of a victim of the attacks. Special events took place throughout the morning to help the AC community remember.
“Taps” was played and the colors were presented.
“It was amazing how everyone got silent when it started,” said Maribel Heredia, a student who attended the ceremony. “It was very touching and respectful to victims.”
“It was breathtaking how everyone just stopped what they were doing and watched,” said Juan Ortiz, another student. “I really felt united with everyone.”
At 11:45 a.m., the AC show choir performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and an arrangement of “America the Beautiful” by Dr. Steven Weber, AC choir director.
Originally published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011