Carrying on the tradition of the longest running 9/11 Vigil in the United States, CPLA hosted the candlelight ceremony in the Boston Common at 7pm on the 11th anniversary of the tragedy.
Students were joined by key faculty members from the communications department including Dr. Gregory Payne (CPLA’s sponsor), Dr. John Anderson (Head of the Communications Department), Dr. Phillip Glenn (Dean of the Communications School at Emerson), and Emerson College’s President, Lee Pelton as well as a representative from Senator John Kerry’s office, Greg Stewart.
CPLA President, Monica de Pinto Ribiero Hancke gave opening remarks and introduced faculty speakers, including President Pelton. CPLA Secretary Abby McCauley gave closing remarks and began the candle lighting.
Over 160 students and faculty came together to honor the fallen men and women.