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First-year Maxwell students commemorate Sept. 11 by participating in 5th annual park cleanup Sunday, Sept. 9
First-year Maxwell students commemorate Sept. 11 by participating in 5th annual park cleanup Sunday, Sept. 9September 06, 2007Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
For the fifth straight year, 25 students from the Maxwell Citizenship Education Learning Community at Syracuse University will honor the men and women killed on Sept. 11, 2001, by planting flowers and cleaning up the Fayette Firefighters Memorial Park. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, and will begin at 9:15 a.m.
The park is bounded by Townsend and State streets on the east and west, and East Genesee and Fayette streets on the south and north. At 9:45 a.m., speakers will offer remarks, including Syracuse Mayor Matthew J. Driscoll; SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor; SU student, human rights activist and author John Dau; and President of the Local Fire Fighters Association James Ennis.
The Maxwell Citizenship Education Learning Community consists of 25 incoming freshmen who competed for the right to be part of the community. All 25 students participated in a rigorous competition in the spring, writing a four- to six-page paper and giving a presentation on a health public policy proposal. The students come from different backgrounds and have a variety of majors but unite for a common cause — doing good. They believe in the idea that they must leave their community better than the state in which they found it.
For additional information on the cleanup, contact Paul Alberry at (315) 778-9836 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Coplin at email@example.com.
Additionally, in remembrance of Sept. 11, Hendricks Chapel will be open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday for personal reflection.