MSSU campus community honors 9/11 victims with annual ceremony

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Missouri Southern hosted a remembrance ceremony at the Freedom Flag Plaza.

More than 100 students and professors were on-hand for a color guard and remarks from the Joplin Police Chief.

He says he’s glad to see 9/11 victims honored — especially as more and more time passes.

“Many of the incoming freshmen class at Missouri Southern this year weren’t even born when 9/11 happened,” Stewart explained. “So, they learned about that through a textbook and didn’t get to see what happened firsthand.”

Programs for the event listed thousands of names of 9/11 victims, and those attending were urged to choose a couple of names as a focus for the anniversary date.

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