September 05, 2014
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College
Saint Anselm College students, faculty, and staff will participate in a nationwide singing of the National Anthem on Friday, Sept. 12 at 1:00 p.m. on the Quad in front of Alumni Hall. William Endicott '16, of Malden, Mass. will lead the singing of the Anthem.
This event is sponsored by the 9/12 Generation Project, the educational division of the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Students across the United States will join to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and to commemorate the overwhelming sense of patriotism, compassion, and unity that Americans felt the following day.
Saint Anselm College hosted the National 9/11 Flag, which was kept by the New York Says Thank You Foundation, twice over the past year. The Flag, the largest of those that flew over Ground Zero, was on display at Saint Anselm College for the presidential inauguration of Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo in Oct. 2013 and returned to campus on the final stop of its tour in April 2014. It is now on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
This year also marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's poem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." On Sept. 14, 1814, soldiers at Fort McHenry raised an American flag in celebration of victory in the War of 1812. This flag was the inspiration for the poem, which was set to music and adopted as the National Anthem in 1931.
Various remembrance activities and events will take place on and off campus throughout the week, including the college's 9/11 Day of Service. Visit www.anselm.edu/9-11 for more information.