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ISU Honors Students to Speak at Bannock County 9/11 Memorial Event

September 9, 2021

Two ISU Honors students will speak at the annual Bannock County 9/11 memorial event on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The event, coordinated by Bannock County Veterans Services officer Melissa Hartman and in collaboration with police, fire, and other first responder units throughout Bannock County, is held annually to remember the events of 9/11 and to recognize the work of first responders in our community.

Exko Ramey, a major in elementary education, and Noah Rutherford, a major in political science, have been invited to speak at this year's event, which commemorates the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. Ramey and Rutherford will discuss what 9/11 means to them and the spirit of America that emerged in the aftermath of that tragedy.

"I think that it will be particularly powerful to hear perspectives of 9/11 from our current Honors students, most of whom are too young to remember the events of that day firsthand," said Alex Bolinger, acting director of the ISU Honors Program. "Many of the students at ISU today will be future leaders of our state, and I am greatly encouraged by how thoughtful they are about our past and how seriously they take the responsibility of carrying forward the spirit of America."

The 9/11 memorial event will be held this Saturday morning (September 11th) in front of the Bannock County Courthouse (624 E. Center St., Pocatello). Local high school groups will provide prelude music beginning at 10:40 a.m., followed by the ceremony beginning at 11 a.m.




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