National Day of Prayer and Remembrance September 14

September 13, 2001

Message to the GW Community:

President George W. Bush has declared today, Friday, September 14, a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks on Tuesday, September 11.

At 12 noon today, GW will mark this occasion with a ringing of the University Chimes.

It is requested that at 12 noon all University business, including classes, stop to observe a moment of silence for those who lost their lives, those who were injured, for the valiant efforts of rescuers, and in honor of the United States of America.

GW also will participate in a National Candlelight Vigil, at 7 p.m., in the University Yard. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Candles will be provided in the Yard.

In addition, the following worship services are scheduled for today and are open to the GW community:

Catholic services-
12:10 p.m., St. Stephen's (25th & Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.)
12:20 p.m., Newman Center (2210 F Street, N.W.)
7:45 p.m., meet at Newman Center (group to proceed to St. Patrick's at 10th and G Streets, N.W., for 8:30 p.m. service)

Jewish services-
6 p.m., Hillel (corner of 23rd & H Streets, N.W.)
Sabbath services will be held for Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. Memorial prayers will be said at all three services.

Muslim prayers-
12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room of the Western Presbyterian Church (corner of 24th & G Streets, N.W.)

Presbyterian prayer session-
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Western Presbyterian Church (corner of 24th & G Streets, N.W.)
The sanctuary will be open for silent remembrance. The church bells will chime at 12 noon.

-GW-