SCF Campuses Hold 9/11 Commemoration

Rep. Steube Addresses Veterans at SCF Bradenton

(Bradenton, Fla., September 11, 2013) – In commemoration of 9/11, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host ceremonies on Wednesday, September 11, at SCF Bradenton, SCF Venice and SCF Lakewood Ranch. The events are free and open to the public.

The ceremony at SCF Lakewood will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a moment of silence and meditation at the flagpole in front of the Center for Innovation and Technology.

The ceremony at SCF Venice will begin at 8:55 a.m. at the main flagpole at the entrance of the campus. SCF Venice Government Association President Carl Prinner will introduce SCF Venice Provost Darlene Wedler-Johnson who will make opening remarks. SCF Venice Veterans Exchange President Chris Stough and Staff Sgt. R. M. Fredericks, Marine Recruiting Station of Sarasota, will lead the presentation of colors and arms. Other participants include Sean Murphy, trumpet player; Sarasota Fire Department and Capt. Pearson; and Venice High Choir members Aimee Trempe, Cali Irland, Ashley Hugel and Maricel Cumbo, national anthem. SCF Venice public safety, information technology, student life and facilities departments also will participate and assist in the coordination of the ceremony.

SCF Bradenton will hold two ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. at the Campus Ministry building and 9:50 a.m. at the flagpole at the 26th Street entrance. The 8:30 a.m. service will begin with prayer and a moment of silence followed by a color guard processional to the campus pavilion near the Student Union. SCF Bradenton Veterans Collegiate Association President Jim Fraser will make a speech.

The 9:50 a.m. service at SCF Bradenton will begin at the flagpole at the 26th Street entrance with the ringing of a bell 11 times in honor of heroes and victims of 9/11. State Rep. Greg Steube will address SCF veterans and participants at the ceremony. The Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue crew will have trucks positioned with emergency lights to recognize fallen 9/11 fire rescue workers. Fraser will make comments and SCF music student Chris Leiper will play taps.

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