USD to Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

The University of San Diego will commemorate the tragic events of 9/11 this Tuesday. The event will held at USD’s 9/11 memorial in front of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.

A short prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Transposed for Pacific time, the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) will render honors and play Taps when the four planes crashed.

8:46 a.m. – American Airlines crashes into the North Tower
9:03 a.m. – United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower
9:37 a.m. – American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon
9:59 a.m. – The World Trade Center’s South Tower collapses after 56 minutes
10:03 a.m. – United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
10:28 a.m. – The World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses after 102 minutes

Edward C. Luck, PhD, Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, will be available to media until noon.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.