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MU Campus Bells will Ring in Memory of Those Who Died During Sept. 11 Attacks

September 9th, 2011

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— The bells of Memorial Union, Switzler Hall and the Reynolds Alumni Center at the University of Missouri will toll four times on Sept. 11 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The bells will begin ringing at 7:46 a.m., marking the moment when the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. They will ring again at 8:03 a.m., when the second plane hit the south tower 10 years ago.

The bells will ring a third time at 8:37 a.m., which was the time when a jet crashed into the Pentagon, and the bells will ring a final time at 9:03 a.m., marking the time when Flight 93 crashed in a field about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

A total of 2,819 people died in the attacks.