Troy students serve in memory of 9/11

Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

Students from Troy University will be helping out all over Pike County today as part of the National Day of Service in memory of the victims of 9/11.

“While the events of Sept. 11, 2001 were horrible beyond words, events like the Day of Service remind us that even in great darkness, starlight is visible, and from such light, we can be encouraged about our world and our future,” said Dr. Hal Fulmer, associate provost and dean of undergraduate and first-year studies.

The annual day of service kicks off at 7:30 this morning with a breakfast for the students. Then they’ll divide up and go to 13 different projects, including mulching and cleaning at Murphree Park, picking up litter along the road in Troy and helping to clear a site for a new Habitat for Humanity house in Brundidge.

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The event is a part of the school’s service learning and civic engagement efforts under the first-year studies program.