9-11 10th Anniversary Commemoration at University of Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - University of Richmond will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, with a service of remembrance and a blood drive.

Both events will be held Sept. 11 on the campus and are open to the public.

The blood drive will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the School of Law.

The drive is part of a nationwide campaign to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11. The goal is to collect 10,000 units of blood nationwide during September.

The drive will be sponsored by the law school, the Muslim Law Student Association, Virginia Blood Services and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

The remembrance service, sponsored by the university's Office of the Chaplaincy, will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel.

Led by University Chaplain the Rev. Craig Kocher, it will include candle-lighting, prayers and readings from the Holy Qu'Ran, Hebrew Bible and New Testament.

The names of Richmond alumni and family members of alumni who died on 9/11 will be read during the candle-lighting.  Schola Cantorum, a select student choir, will provide music.

Blood drive donors must register in advance on the Virginia Blood Services website, www.vablood.org. For more information, contact Qasim Rashid at q.rashid@richmond.edu.

For more information about the remembrance service, call the Chaplaincy Office at 804-289-8500.