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President Dunn calls for moment of silence

Sept. 11, 2007

KALAMAZOO--In a message to the Western Michigan University community, President John M. Dunn called for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

"Tuesday, Sept. 11, marks the sixth anniversary of the terrible events and tragic loss of life in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. that resulted from terrorist attacks," Dunn wrote.

"As a nation we mourned then. It is appropriate to remember those lost and honor their memories now. I ask that the campus observe 60 seconds of silence Sept. 11, beginning at exactly 8:46 a.m.--the moment when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. We would like that silent memorial to be broken only by the tolling of the Kanley Chapel bell in memory of those who died.

"Please join your students and fellow faculty and staff members in quietly marking this somber anniversary. Thank you."

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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