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Sept. 9, 2005 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel to observe 9/11 anniversary

  • What: Though the University is not in session, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will be the site of opportunities to observe the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • When: The great bourdon bell in the Chapel tower will toll at 7:46 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, commemorating the moment when the first airplane struck the World Trade Center. The Chapel will also be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the weekend, with votive candles available for visitors to light.

  • Where: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

  • Background: Named for University of Chicago founder John D. Rockefeller, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is the center of religious activity for the University of Chicago. Events range from worship services and religious education classes to community outreach and performances by world-renowned musicians. The chapel also serves as the ceremonial center of the University, hosting many official University functions. Its E. M. Skinner organ and Laura Spelman Rockefeller carillon are among the great instruments of their kind in the country. Plentiful free parking is nearby. For more information, call (773) 702-2100.
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