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Commemoration of 9/11

August 11, 2014

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Saint Anselm College will host a Day of Service and invites first responders to attend a BBQ and ceremony in remembrance of 9-11

In remembrance of 9/11, Saint Anselm College is hosting a week of activities, concentrated on a Day of Service on September 13.

This day spent working in the community gives students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends and family an opportunity to give back through volunteer work in the greater Manchester area. The areas of outreach include nursing homes, churches, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. The Day of Service is meant to promote a sense of community among Saint Anselm students and alumni, as well as support for local residents surrounding the college campus.

"9/11 was a tragic event that greatly affected not only Americans, but people around the world. Anselmians will unite to honor and remember those tragic events through acts of service and kindness. Saint A's always strives to turn negatives into positives," says Karen Ejiofor '16, who has helped lead this student organized event.

Despite a focus on outreach activities in the surrounding Manchester area, this community-building event is an offer extended to alumni across the country who are invited to return to campus to volunteer. Alumni are also encouraged to participate in volunteer work in their own community on September 13.

Invitation to First Responders


In addition, the college community invites first responders from the greater Manchester area and surrounding communities of Bedford and Goffstown to campus on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1 - 3 p.m. for a barbecue and ceremony with alumni speakers and the raising of the American flag. Those who have completed service will also join the barbecue for closing ceremony activities.

Day of Service


The day of service will open with alumnus Paul Moore '80, who hopes to inspire those volunteering with stories of selfless service and words of encouragement.

Moore has worked with Saint Anselm College students for several years, hosting them through his program, MooreMart. Moore created the organization to gather care packages for U.S military overseas, inspired by individual packages he would send to his brother serving in Iraq. Through his organization www.mooremart.org, communities have been given the chance to give thousands of care packages to United States soldiers serving overseas. See the list of goods that can be donated to MooreMart.

Register to Volunteer


Schedule of events

  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 9 a.m. - Welcome ceremony (speaker & blessing of volunteers)
  • 9:45 a.m. - Depart to service sites
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Service
  • 11 a.m. - First responders arrive on campus
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Activities
  • 1 p.m. - Barbecue for volunteers and first responders/families
  • 2 p.m. - Closing ceremony (speaker, raising of Flag, closing prayer)

Other College Events


Wednesday, September 10

  • Prayer service at the steps of Joseph Hall, 8:45 p.m.
  • Mass in Lower Church, 9 p.m.

Thursday, September 11

  • Prayer Service at the Veterans Memorial, 12 p.m.
  • Screening of "Flight 93" (open to students, faculty, and staff), Perini Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 12

Saturday September 13

  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 9 a.m. - Welcome ceremony (speaker & blessing of volunteers)
  • 9:45 a.m. - Depart to service sites
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Service
  • 11 a.m. - First responders arrive on campus
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Activities
  • 1 p.m. - Barbecue for volunteers and first responders/families
  • 2 p.m. - Closing ceremony (speaker, raising of Flag, closing prayer)

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