Fr. Francis Di Spigno, O.F.M., executive director of University Ministries, led the solemn ceremony, which honored the three university alumni killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Prayers for peace and an end to violence around the world, including Syria, were also read.
Two other St. Bonaventure alumni, Rob Peraza, ’94, ’96, and Amy O’Doherty, ’00, were also killed at the World Trade Center.
To honor Peraza, a former rugby player at St. Bonaventure, members of the men’s rugby team handed out carnations, which were then laid by attendees on the 9/11 memorial, located next to the Swan Business Center.
Two trumpeters played “Taps” to honor all those who were killed in the attacks. Members of the university’s Army ROTC unit also took part in the ceremony.
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