PATCHOGUE, NY – SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 – In an effort to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the sacrifices of the many men and women who serve this country, the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will be hosting a memorial service and flag changing ceremony on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA .
On Tuesday, September 11, SJC’s Campus Ministry will host its annual memorial service to honor the memory of the victims who perished on 9/11 with an open prayer service and candlelight vigil.
“St. Joseph’s College has long supported the armed forces and continues to encourage the participation of our students in their military obligations,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies at SJC’s Long Island Campus. “It is imperative that we honor the victims of 9/11 and the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom.”
This year’s service will take place in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium at noon. A formal flag changing ceremony conducted by SJC students who represent each branch of the military will directly follow at 1:30 p.m. on the Quad.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 26 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.