Texas Tech to Host Commemorating Events for the 14th Anniversary of 9/11

Events include a retreat ceremony at Memorial Circle and a chance to write letters to current service members.

WHAT:           Texas Tech honors 14th anniversary of 9/11

  • Operation Gratitude with the Honors College and House of Haragan
  • Retreat Ceremony

WHEN:           Friday (Sept. 11)

  • Operation Gratitude: 1-3 p.m.
  • Retreat Ceremony: 4:45 p.m.

WHERE:         Texas Tech University

  • Operation Gratitude: McClellan Hall Honors College Forum
  • Retreat Ceremony: Memorial Circle
  • To commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11, Texas Tech University will host two events to remember the life-changing day.

The Honors College, House of Haragan and the Military and Veterans Programs will provide a chance for students, faculty and staff to express their gratitude to current service members by writing letters to military men and women overseas. The event is a part of Operation Gratitude, a program that sends 15,000-plus care packages annually to new recruits, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, care givers and individually named service members deployed overseas.

The Texas Tech University Air Force ROTC and the Military and Veterans Programs also will host a retreat ceremony with 19 military officers from Cannon Air Force Base to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago. Guests are invited to gather inside Memorial Circle at 4:45 to watch the 15-minute ceremony. A few words will be spoken before the flag is lowered and taken down for the day.

For more information about Operation Gratitude or the retreat ceremony, please contact the Honors College, the Military and Veterans Programs office or Texas Tech’s Air Force ROTC.

Military and Veterans Program

The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.



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