University of California, San Diego
September 4, 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
September 11, 2007 will be the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. In honor of this solemn day in our nation's history, UC San Diego will mark the anniversary with a brief ceremony at noon at the west end of Warren Mall, near the foot of the Snake Path. The site is marked by a memorial tree planted during a ceremony held after September 11, 2001.
The simple ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 will include the presentation of colors by the UCSD Veteran's Association, singing of "God Bless America" by our Staff Idol winner Katie Spencer, the national anthem by Professor Phil Larson, brief remarks, and the placing of a commemorative wreath at the base of the memorial tree. Ringing of the carillon throughout the campus at 12:15 p.m. will initiate a moment of silence.
I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay, and I ask supervisors to allow employees to attend the commemorative ceremony as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care. Thank you for your service to this University and for continuing to exemplify the values that make ours a strong community.
If you would like additional information, please call 858-534-6386.