Ship student veterans host 9/11 ceremony
Shippensburg University Student Veterans of America (SVA) hosted the Ship community
this morning during a 9/11 memorial ceremony. The ceremony featured the
Shippensburg University ROTC color guard, a moment of silence and the reading
of names of victims from Pennsylvania and Flight 93. A total of 2,996 American
flags were placed in the quad to honor each life lost that day as well.
“The tragic acts that transpired 16 years ago
inspired many young men and women to enlist and serve their country, many of
which go to Shippensburg. Today we gathered to remember those whom were taken
too soon and to honor families who lost loved ones,” said Spc. Gabrielle
Willard, SVA president.
included Steven Jacoby ’79, who was on Flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001, when it was
hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon. Jocoby was a vice president and chief
operating officer for Metrocall, a wireless communications company. He was
survived by his wife, Kim, and three children.
Today the Ship community remembers and honors
all of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and we thank our military and first
responders who continue to serve bravely.