WSU to Celebrate Freedom on 9/11 Anniversary

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will join with the community and nation in remembering the events of September 11, 2001 by hosting “A Patriotic Celebration of Freedom,” at 6:30 p.m. on September 11, 2002.

The evening will begin with a two-mile freedom walk around campus, sponsored by student activities. The walk will start at the Stewart Bell Tower. Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Northern Utah will be handing out water and assisting participants. The Ben Lomond High School Bagpipe Band will lead walkers around the course with musical selections reflecting the nature of the day.

At the conclusion of the walk, a concert will be held at the Val A. Browning Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Thomas Root, a selection of patriotic music will be performed by the combined WSU and Ogden Concert bands.

The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil at the Ada Lindquist Plaza. A moment of silence will be observed for those who lost their lives, followed by a remembrance of Mary Alice Wahlstrom of Kaysville and her daughter Carolyn Beug, who were on board the first plane to strike the World Trade Center.

The entire event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine. Seating for the concert will be handled on a first come, first served basis. The community is invited to attend any or all of the planned activities to honor those who lost their lives and celebrate freedom.


John Knight, Executive Director of Student Life
(801) 626-6972 · 

Thomas Root, Music Professor
(801) 626-6443 ·

Keith Wilder, Diversity Center Director
(801) 626-6972 ·


John Kowalewski, Director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212  ·