20th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorial Service to Be Held on Sept. 11 in Hendricks Chapel

The dean and chaplains of Hendricks Chapel will host a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8:46 a.m. in the Main Chapel to honor the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the same date 20 years ago.

The memorial service will also be livestreamed on Zoom. Registration is not required to join the livestream.

As a tribute of remembrance and resilience, this ceremony will express appreciation for the unity, compassion and courage displayed among those responding to the tragedies brought forth that day.

The service will include a reflection from Chancellor Kent Syverud, offerings of remembrance and resilience, musical tributes, and the ceremonial ringing of 20 chimes and lighting of 20 candles.

Music will be provided by the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, as well as student vocal ensembles organized by José (Peppie) Calvar of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

“Over the past 20 years we have witnessed both beauty and brokenness, and by pausing to gather and reflect as a campus community, we hope to spark and sustain healing and hope for all those committed to serving as instruments of peace,” says Rev. Brian Konkol, Dean of Hendricks Chapel.

The program will begin at 8:46 a.m., the exact time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 2001, and the program will conclude at 9:30 a.m.

All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to this service. Please note that on-campus events are subject to public health conditions and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. For the latest information relevant to campus, please visit the Stay Safe website.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and captioning will be provided.

For more information, contact Hendricks Chapel at chapel@syr.edu or 315.443.2901.