On Sept. 11, 2012 hundreds of students, faculty and staff attended as the San Diego Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) held simultaneous 9/11 memorials on two of the city’s largest universities – University of San Diego, and San Diego State University – marking the tenth anniversary. The ceremony honors the memory of those lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States.
Accompanied by representatives from the Army and Air Force ROTC units, Marines, Sailors and Midshipmen lowered the flag to half-mast to honor the fallen and signal a moment of silence for victims of the attack. Students from both campuses paused momentarily on their way to and from class to observe the two remembrance ceremonies, and many passed by to thank the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines for their service to country.
A moment of silence followed by the playing of TAPS by a trumpeter from the music department. The ceremony concluded with a short prayer.