With the American flag lowered to half staff, VHCC President Ron Proffitt this morning led the campus community in a moment of silence to remember those killed during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001.
More than 100 students, faculty and staff members gathered for the brief ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony was not designed to blame anyone, Dr. Proffitt said, but rather to remember those killed that day 12 years ago. He thanked those in attendance, noting that the large crowd shows how much the VHCC family cares about others.
The remembrance continues today with a blood drive sponsored by the Student Government Association from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MEC parking lot.Those interested in donating may register in ISC 101.
On Friday, faculty, staff and students are invited to give back to the community by volunteering during the National Day of Service. Participants may sort food at Feeding America Food Bank or help improve the walkway between EB Stanley Middle School and Abingdon High School. The walkway project is sponsored by Appalachian Sustainable Development. To register, please go to www.vhcc.edu/dayofservice.