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For your planning and coverage convenience, here is a listing of Montgomery College events commemorating the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Germantown Campus

8:45 a.m.        Gathering and moment of silence at main flagpole; laying of wreath and flowers.  (The flagpole is between the HS and SA buildings).

8:45 a.m.        Student leaders will distribute flag pin mementos in various locations                         until 5 p.m.

9:00 a.m.        Televised coverage may be viewed in Globe Hall, to the right of the main entrance, HT building, throughout the day.

(The campus is at 20200 Observation Drive, just east of Interstate 270 off Route 118.  For parking, take the third right off Observation, park in any space, and pick up a visitor sticker in Room 285, SA Building). 

Rockville Campus

8:30 a.m.        Participants gather at the flagpole in front of the Theatre Arts Arena.
Students will distribute Remembrance Cards and American Flag Remembrance pins.  (Rain location: Theatre Arts Arena).                   

8:40 a.m.       Remarks and call for moment of silence: Vice President and Rockville Campus Provost Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto.

8:46 a.m.        Moment of Silence.

8:48 a.m.        Musical Interlude.

8:50 a.m.        Remarks: Hainee Chung, President of Student Senate.

8:55 a.m.        Singing of the National Anthem.

9:00 a.m.        Bagpipe recessional.

12:30 p.m.      Showing of televised Montgomery County Coverage, Theatre Arts Arena.

1:30 p.m.        Showing of the video “Talking Threads,” in which Montgomery College students respond to the September 11 attacks, Theatre Arts Arena and Macklin Tower, Room 212.  “Talking Threads” producer Leon Gersovic, a Montgomery College alumnus, will discuss the project at the Macklin Tower location.

Also at Rockville, student volunteers will distribute pins and cards all day from the Student Life window in Campus Center.

(The campus is located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.  Media parking arrangements and further information available on request).

Takoma Park Campus

11:45 a.m.      Dean Paula Matuskey, representing Vice President and Takoma Park campus Provost Clarence Porter, will make remarks, followed by the planting of a “Liberty Tree,” a Tulip Poplar, then the observance of the national moment of silence at noon. Grounds of the Communications Arts Center, corner of New York and Chicago Avenues.

(Guest parking is located immediately across New York Avenue from the site).

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