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Sept. 8, 2011 Volume 33, No. 3

Campus bells will toll in remembrance of 9/11 attacks

MU will join the rest of the nation in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sunday.

The bells of Memorial Union, Switzler Hall and Reynolds Alumni Center will toll beginning at 7:46 a.m., marking the moment the first hijacked plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. They will ring again at 8:03 a.m., when a second plane hit the south tower; at 8:37 a.m., when another passenger jet crashed into the Pentagon; and at 9:03 a.m., when, following a confrontation between hijackers and passengers, Flight 93, from Newark to San Francisco, went down in a field about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

A total of 2,819 people died in the attacks.