WATCH: College of the Ozarks hosts 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. [Edited News Release] -- On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at 9 a.m., College of the Ozarks held a special ceremony to commemorate the lives of those who perished in the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

The ceremony was held at the Lest We Forget 9/11 Memorial on the College of the Ozarks campus.

Leaders of area police and fire departments attended the ceremony as well as members of the public.

“College of the Ozarks has taken a leadership role in providing educational opportunities to our campus and the community,” said Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities. “We must never forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. It is up to this generation at College of the Ozarks to ensure that doesn’t happen. This ceremony is a great opportunity for members of the community to come together in remembrance with the entire campus family.”

Special guest John Ligato was also in attendance. Ligato is a retired special agent with the FBI and was instrumental in bringing the memorial to College of the Ozarks.

The ceremony included music from the College of the Ozarks Concert Band, the raising of the 9/11 National Remembrance Flag by distinguished guest John Ligato, and remarks from College President Jerry C. Davis.