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Cheer the Tigers and Share the Spirit at Community Day Saturday

September 11, 2002

September 11, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - As America wraps up a week of commemorations to the terrorist attacks of a year ago, the students, faculty and staff of DePauw University and the people of Putnam County are invited to come together this Saturday, September 14, to celebrate the community's spirit. On DePauw University's Community Day at Blackstock Stadium, the Tigers host Hope College, and there is no charge to attend the game, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m.

Throughout the day, a traveling version of the September 11 ‘Memorial Wall of Remembrance' will be on display at the stadium. Twenty-four feet long and 4 feet high, the wall is inscribed with the names of all 3,044 known victims who perished at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and on Flight 93 in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. The display is courtesy of Bittles and Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Homes in Greencastle.

Pre-game activities will include the women's ensemble from Cloverdale High School performing the National Anthem, and the presentation of colors by the Indiana National Guard. The halftime festivities will include a salute to those who came together on April 7, when fire ravaged Rector Hall, and the local community rallied by donating food, housing, time and supplies to aid the displaced DePauw students, efforts that drew wide notice in media reports.

“What the people of Putnam County demonstrate, every day but especially on that Sunday in April, is that this is a caring community, one that steps up to help when a need arises,” says DePauw President Robert G. Bottoms. “Given what we've experienced together in the past year, as a community and a nation, it seems fitting that we dedicate this annual event to the spirit of sharing that has been so evident and important here.”

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