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ROTC Runs in Remembrance of 9/11, Community Encouraged to Participate

Members of the Reserve Officer Training Corp from the United States Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force will participate in a three-mile run on Sept. 8 to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11.

Anyone can participate in the run, which is held every year. It begins at 6:30 a.m. in the Student Union parking lot. The course makes a circle through downtown Oxford. Those participating should meet at 6 a.m. in the Union parking lot. Following the run, Coach Houston Nutt will give a short remembrance speech.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the suicide attacks on the United States, the deadliest acts of terrorism in our nation’s history. Approximately 3,000 lives were lost as a result of four planes being hijacked and crashing into what al-Qaeda believed were strategic targets.

For more information on the run, contact Davis Coker, Air Force ROTC public affairs officer, at dwcoker@olemiss.edu.