Special Observances

9/11 Event poster, 20th Anniversary, Kutztown University

Join us on Friday, 9/10, and participate in our donation drive.

Event Supporters: Office of Student Involvement, New Student Orientation, Office of Veterans Services, Community Outreach Center, Army ROTC-Steel Battalion, Kutztown National Guard Armory, Military Club at KU, KU Campus Police, VFW Post 560, Ray A. Master Post 217 American Legion (Topton), Kutztown Pipe Band, Bugles Across America, AFSCME Veterans, and Local Heroes

Each day we remember the victims, the families, and survivors dealing with loss, recognizing the lasting consequences of 9/11 on individual lives.

We NEVER FORGET and will challenge ourselves to do good deeds for others and keep the same spirit of compassion and unity alive that arose immediately after 9/11 attacks. 


Kutztown University and the Borough of Kutztown

20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Event

Friday, 9/10 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

College Hill Memorial Grove (adjacent to Stratton Administration Bldg.)

  • Parking: Lot closest to event, Lot F1 (Behind Stratton Administration Bldg.)

Rain Location: McFarland Student Union, Room 250

  • Parking: Lot closest to event, Lot A1 (metered) or A2 (Behind McFarland Student Union Bldg.)

*The decision about the rain location will be made at noontime or sooner on Thursday, September 9 to allow adequate notification time. 

The public is welcome and parking permits are not required for the duration of the event.  A campus map may be accessed online.

  • Honor Guard Tribute
  • Pipe Band and Bugler Tribute
  • Testimonials
  • Moment of Silence
  • 9/11 Do A Good Deed Donation Drive

9/11 Do A Good Deed Donation Drive

Donate nonperishable items, household cleaning supplies, or toiletries

Supports: Friend, Inc. and KU Student Food Pantry

Two Donation Drop Off Locations:

Kutztown Train Station
45 Railroad Street
12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.


MSU Drive-Thru Drop off
MSU A1 Parking Lot
12-2 p.m.

Need Service Hours?

Students and community members can commit to donate through GivePulse and drop off items at the designated locations and times. By registering through GivePulse you can also track your service impact hours.

Register your donation here


9/11 Event Flyer - PDF

Past Observances

All Gave Some, Some Gave All

Sunday, June 6 is the D-Day anniversary. The D-Day anniversary reminds us to remember those young Soldiers who changed the course of history with their sacrifice. Remember their sacrifice and value the freedom they bought with their blood, sweat, and tears for all generations that follow.  

D-Day resulted in the Allied victory in Europe and the liberation of France. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops. (https://www.army.mil/d-day/).

Quotation Mark

From letters my great aunt received from his commander, he (Uncle Eake) was an excellent Soldier and fought bravely in all battles. We (family) are so proud of his bravery and legacy.

Camille DeMarco ’81, M’01, assistant director, KU University Marketing

Photo collage of PFC Eake DeMarco

Photo collage of PFC Eake DeMarco from toddler age to serving in the U.S. Army.

Pictures of PFC Eake DeMarco

Pictures of PFC Eake DeMarco in uniform and his 1st Division uniform patch, known as "the Big Red One."

PFC Eake DeMarco's Medals

PFC DeMarco earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for heroic achievement.

Picture of PFC Eake DeMarco's Burial Site

A picture of PFC Eake DeMarco's gravesite in St. Laurent, France, U.S. Military cemetery.

Four pictures of Private First Class Eake DeMarco from toddler age to serving in the U.S. Army.
A picture of the 1st Division patch, also known as 'the Big Red One," and a picture of PFC Eake DeMarco in uniform standing in front of a body of water with a mountain in the background.
A picture of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals that was awarded to Private First Class Eake DeMarco
A picture of Private First Class Eake DeMarco's gravesite in St. Laurent, France, U.S. Military cemetery.

Learn More About PFC DeMarco

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D-Day Anniversary - June 6, 2021

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Black History Month - February 2021