By Starr D’Avril
This year LCCC will be doing something different for 9/11. Memorial services, candlelight vigils and official Military parades have been part of remembrance ceremonies in the past. This year the Student Senate is inviting students to honor the memory of the lives lost and recreate the unity felt in the days following the attacks by involving themselves in a few hours of service between 2 – 4p.m. Sept 11.
Volunteers will be expanding the Butterfly Garden located between the PC Building and the Stocker Arts Center under the direction of Outdoor Education and Volunteer Coordinator Marko Wilkinson. All equipment will be provided and anyone with or without a horticultural inclination is invited.
The plants in the gardens will be divided and replanted. The area will be infused and mulched with leaves and grass clippings from campus compost area so there will be no expenses incurred.
Anyone interested in doing something positive for 9/11 can meet in the courtyard at 2 p.m. The group will then go to the garden from there.
‘There has been a growing national movement for a number of years now, to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, by coming together as a community in service,” said Benjamin Willets, Student Senate Vice President. “It is to be proactive and make the world a better place in someone’s memory.”
The idea for this event came to mind after going to 911day.org Willets explained. Originally created by two friends in 2002, 9/11 Day is the international non-profit movement to observe Sept. 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. For more information and history of the movement log on to 911day.org.