DETROIT (WWJ) – Just days from the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Wayne State University is one of many organizations holding special ceremonies to mark the tragedy.

WSU Dean of Students David Strauss said a remembrance ceremony will be held on campus beginning Thursday at noon.

“It is a sad day in our history. We want to respect and honor those that we lost, but the message that we want to get out there is that we want to promote civility and understanding and coming together.”

Strauss said the school picked a weekday as opposed to Sunday to hold a special ceremony for a specific reason.

“We’re just glad to be able to pay our respects and to have an event on our campus,” Strauss said. “Of course, on Sunday, we don’t have many people around. By having it on Thursday during the week, we’re able to have our faculty and staff come out and join us too, as well as our students. So, it really is the whole campus community and certainly anybody is welcome to attend.”

The ceremony will include a poetry reading, musical selection, a flag ceremony by the Student Veterans Organization and a moment of silence.

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