PHOTOS: Michael Helfand speaks at University 9/11 Memorial service
Friday, September 9, 2016 | By Alexa Brown —Students, staff, and faculty were invited to attend a 9/11 memorial service held at President Andrew K. Benton's residence. Marking the fifteenth anniversary of the terror attacks, the program included a tribute to alumnus Thomas E Burnett, Jr. (MBA '95, PKE '92), who lost his life as a passenger on United Flight 93. Daughters Halley ('18) and Anna Burnett spoke of their family's strength and of their faith; quoting their mother, they encouraged the audience, "In the midst of tragedy, we become strong." The service also included an invocation by President Benton, a ceremonial placing of the memorial wreath, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 read by Senior Lieutenant and Patrol Commander Eric Barnes, and a devotional message delivered by School of Law professor (and New Yorker) Michael Helfand.
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