UA 9/11 memorial events wrap up Sunday evening with a candlelight vigil on Old Main lawn

Photo by Todd Gill
Flags fill the lawns of the Central Quad on the University of Arkansas campus Sunday morning, Sept. 11.

A week’s worth of 9/11 memorial events will wrap up at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 with a candlelight vigil, a flagpole dedication on the lawn of Old Main and an address by Chancellor G. David Gearhart, looking out across the Old Main lawn to a maple tree that was planted in 2002 in memory of Sara Low.

Sara Low memorial

Campus flags

Low, who grew up in Batesville and earned business degrees at the University of Arkansas, was a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, the plane that crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

In honor of Low and the other 2,752 people who died as a result of the terrorist attacks, students at the University of Arkansas organized memorial events commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 that included placing flags on the Central Quad for each of the victims, raising funds for a permanent memorial flagpole on the Old Main lawn, a campuswide blood drive and volunteer opportunities.

In addition, the football game between Arkansas and New Mexico on Sept. 10 in Little Rock was designated “Razorbacks Remember” in tribute to the anniversary. The department of intercollegiate athletics asked all fans to participate in the Red, White and Blue Out by wearing alternating red or white depending on their seat location inside War Memorial Stadium.