In remembrance of 9/11, Augusta State University will honor the more than 2,900 men and women who were killed in the attacks in a flag ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8:40 a.m. at the flagpole in front of Payne Hall.
Lt. Col. W. Keith Cantrell, chair of ASU’s Department of Military Science, will be the guest speaker. He has served two tours in Iraq, the first tour as the Headquarters Commandant for Multi-National Security-Iraq Command. Following his deployment, he worked in the Pentagon as a desk officer in the Army Operations Center and in the Electronic Warfare Division.
Cantrell received his commission from the U.S. Army in field artillery in 1986. He received his bachelor’s degree from Berry College and master’s degree from Webster University. He also is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic, the Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, and the Command and General Staff College Course.
There will be a moment of silence and a 21-gun salute as the flag is lowered to half-staff by ASU’s ROTC color guard in observance of the day.
For more information, call ASU’s Department of Military Science at 706-737-1644.
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