9/11 commemorations set for Friday and Saturday

Sept. 11, 2001 stands among the most infamous days in American history. On Saturday, Sept. 11 2021, we will observe 20 years since the terrorist attacks on America — from the Twin Towers to the Pentagon to the rural fields of Pennsylvania.

Two ceremonies will be held Friday and Saturday. At 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, an on-campus observance is planned, led by UND Student Body President Kaelan Reedy, Student Body Vice President Dawson Dutchak and President Andy Armacost. The event will take place near the northeast entrance of the Memorial Union, near the exterior flag poles. All members of the UND community are invited to attend.

Then at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, a community commemoration is planned for the official grand opening of Grand Forks’ Veterans Memorial Park, 2357 S. 34 St., at which President Armacost is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.