ROTC commemorates 9/11

A. Sue Weisler

Each year, RIT commemorates the events of 9/11 with a vigil and flag display at the Sentinel in front of the Student Alumni Union.

Each year, RIT commemorates the events of 9/11 with a vigil and flag display at the Sentinel in front of the Student Alumni Union. It is hosted by the Arnold Air Society—a professional and honorary service organization comprised of cadets from regional officer candidate training and university ROTC programs. RIT’s Army and Air Force ROTC student-cadets act as honor guards throughout the vigil. Also participating are campus and community veterans of the military services. Taps is played in front of a flag array at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. as a tribute to individuals who lost their lives during the four terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania.

The RIT, New York state and American flags are lowered to half-staff today in honor of Patriot Day.