The SMU Police Department, University Park Police and Fire Departments, and Highland Park Department of Public Safety commemorated the 17th anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn ceremony Tuesday on the SMU campus.
Members of the community gathered at SMU to honor the police officers and firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The remembrance included remarks from SMU president R. Gerald Turner, SMU police chief Richard Shafer, and Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR, director of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.
The ceremony Tuesday at SMU included an honor guard.
A bell ceremony included a signal of three rings, three times each, representing the end of duty and a return to quarters. The signals ring out that “those who have selflessly given their lives for the good of their fellow man, their tasks completed, their duties well done … are going home.”