Hock Plaza Will Light Up to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

All flags lowered on campus

The Hock Building, previously lit up in red, white and blue. A similar look will appear during the evening of Sept. 11.
The Hock Plaza, previously lit up in red, white and blue. A similar look will appear during the evening of Sept. 11.

Alumni Affairs placed a wreath on the university's 911 memorial Wednesday morning. On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Duke University is marking the occasion in several ways today.

  • All US, state and Duke flags on campus will be placed at half-mast.
  • Duke Alumni Affairs will have a ceremony laying wreaths at the 9/11 memorial behind Keohane Quad.  The memorial is a grove of six trees, one planted for each of the six Duke alumni who died in the attacks: J. Robinson Lenoir '84; Peter Ortale '87; Christopher Todd Pitman '93; Todd Rancke '81; Frederick C. Rimmele III MD'94; and Michael Morgan Taylor '81.
  • The 12-story Hock Plaza, home to many Duke University and Duke Health offices will mark the date with a new display that will light the exterior in red, white and blue animation during the nighttime hours.