August 31, 2012
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore's circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, a student honor society, will lead an hour-long ceremony marking the rededication of UB's 9/11 memorial garden in Gordon Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 11, starting at 4:30 p.m. The garden, located on the Maryland Avenue side of the plaza, features a plaque in remembrance of the three UB alumni who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will include a reflection by Arthur J. Magida, UB writer in residence, and remembrances of the alumni who were lost on 9/11. It is free and open to the public.
For the past several months, UB's ODK circle and UB staff and faculty have made a number of improvements to the long, narrow garden, including a new stone path and a spot for reflection and contemplation. Perennials and other plantings have been added, and overgrowth has been pruned. The garden is a focal point for the University's remembrance of the events of 9/11 and their impacts.
The University of Baltimore alumni who died on September 11, 2001 are:
The plaque for these graduates hangs in a prominent location on the fence that separates the garden from the sidewalk and Maryland Avenue. Family members of the alumni have been invited to attend the ceremony.
If moved to do so, visitors to the garden can write down a thought, a name, or another type of expression on small stones that are available in the garden. They can then place the stone in a receptacle below the 9/11 plaque. The idea is to take somethng abstract and convert it to a physical action, whether that idea is related to 9/11 or not.
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