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August 11, 2011           

9/11 remembrance ceremony to be held at Ivy Tech, followed by Remnant Trust reception

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will host a 9/11 remembrance event on September 11, 2011 at 1 p.m., in coordination with the City of Bloomington and Bloomington Metropolitan Fire Fighters Union Local 586.

The 9/11 remembrance event is planned to take place in front of the Ivy Tech main campus building, at the main entrance, off of SR48 and Daniels Way on the west side of Bloomington. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring their families.

A formal ceremony including the color and honor guard sequences and the pipes and drum band will take place. DeCycles Indiana will present an American flag that was flown at the World Trade Center, and Bloomington’s beam from the structure of the World Trade Center will be on display during the remembrance ceremony. 

Union President Robert Loviscek, of the Fire Fighters Union, who traveled to NYC to pick up Bloomington’s beam from the structure of the World Trade Center will make opening remarks. Area Representatives, Mayor Kruzan and Chancellor Whikehart of Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus will also speak at the event. 

Following the ceremony, Ivy Tech is hosting a Remnant Trust reception in the main campus lobby, which is a hands-on exhibition of original and historical documents written on the topics of religion, liberty and dignity. This rare collection of documents is on loan to Ivy Tech and will be displayed in the Ivy Tech Library throughout the fall semester. The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.