Friday, September 12, 2014

Veterans Club Leads Campus Sept 11 Observation

The Florissant Valley campus paused to honor and commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 when the United States was attacked by terrorists in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.  This year marks the 13th Anniversary for the attacks. Members of local Veterans of Foreign Wars groups participated in the flag ceremony with assistance from the event organizers, the campus Veterans' Club.

The ceremony, led by Veterans' Club member John Clark, continued inside as attendees sought shelter from the rain and brisk air.

Retired Liberal Arts Dean Nancy Linzy served as the event keynote speaker. Linzy, also a retired Air Force Colonel, recognized the heroic efforts of the men and women on that infamous day and the resolve that the United States continues to show. Linzy also acknowledged how the Florissant Valley community continues to reflect that strength and commitment.

"We've shown that we can find our own Ground Zero," Linzy said. She referenced the numerous food and clothing drives carried out by FV students in efforts to help those in need in St. Louis and the support to residents of Joplin, Mo. after the deadly tornadoes a few years ago.  Christine Phelps, also a veteran, signed Linzy's address.

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