Concord University Hosting Patriot Day Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 05 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405






ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will observe Patriot Day with a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The outdoor program will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the Athens campus and will be held on the lawn in front of Marsh Hall (Administration Building.)


The general public is invited to join the Concord campus community for the ceremony.


The Concord University Student Veterans Association is presenting the program with special assistance from the PikeView High School JROTC. The JROTC will present the colors. Concord Veterans Advocate Steven Kennedy will offer a remembrance speech.


Kennedy explains the significance of the ceremony. “This event signifies that we as a country will never forget the terrible actions that happened on Sept. 11, 2001,” he said. “This is a time for us to come together as one nation and respect the lives lost on the day; to remember the immense support that was shown throughout this country; and to reflect on the patriotism that spread across America like wildfire.”


For more information on the Patriot Day Ceremony please contact Teresa Frey at or 304-384-5226. Information on services and programming for veterans at Concord is available at




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.