Camarillo, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites students, faculty, staff and the public to attend a memorial ceremony, followed by a barbecue and softball game to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

The free public event, sponsored by the CI Recreation Center and Veterans Resource Center, will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Potrero Field on the CI campus.

The afternoon’s events will include a color guard presentation of the flags; playing of the national anthem; recognition of peace officers, firefighters and members of the military; and a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and fallen troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Participants also will have the opportunity to learn about and make a donation to the national 9/11 memorial in New York.

Afterward, there will be a free barbecue and games of softball, volleyball, soccer and tug of war.

For more information, contact Jay Derrico, Veterans Affairs Program Coordinator, at 805-437-2745 or

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