Southeast is observing Patriot Day on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in remembrance of the fallen who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The campus community is invited to join the Office of Military and Veterans Services and the Show-Me Gold Program to place 2,977 American flags on the lawn of Academic Hall at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. The flags honor the 2,977 people who lost their lives after four planes were hijacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. Two of them crashed into the New York World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. Another crashed at Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
On Friday, Sept. 11, a flag ceremony will be held at 7:40 a.m. in front of Academic Hall. The Southeast Show Band will perform the “The Star Spangled Banner” as Air Force ROTC Detachment 205 cadets raise the flag and Show-Me Gold program participants stand at attention. The flag will then be lowered to half-staff as “Taps” is played, followed by a moment of silence.
Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.
The flag ceremony in front of Academic Hall is an ongoing effort by the University community to ensure that Americans never forget the fallen, first responders and military members who sacrificed their time and lives due to the terrorist attacks.