Dear Provost Kvistad

Dear Provost Kvistad - light of the world he that followeth...

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Dear Provost Kvistad, In the goals set forth by the University Planning Advisory Council, of which you are the co-chair, public good and ethics are mentioned. Offering the students and University of Denver community a subtle reminder of the ethical decision that the passengers of flight 93 made in order to service the public good would be a powerful memorial. Christ’s Episcopal Church would like to create a memorial outside of the nondenominational Evans Chapel. The memorial would consist of eight permanent electronic floating candles that would be placed in the pond outside of the Chapel. A permanent addition of these candles would be representative of the impermanence of all human life. The memorial would speak to braving the hard times and when being put in a threatening position understanding that one must sacrifice for a better future. The church would like to also add a plaque with a quote from John 8:12 stating, “I am the
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Unformatted text preview: light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” This quote from the bible speaks to more than the Christians on campus. It helps one to understand that through the darkness there will be light, and when reacting with an ethical moral one can forge through the hard times. Under this quote the plaque will also read, “In memory of the souls lost on Flight 93.” The passengers of flight 93 offered hope in the human race on a day that seemed to be filled with darkness. The addition of this memorial would act in the best interest of the University by supporting the goals set for the students by the University Planning Advisory Council and by shedding some light on a dark time. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. Peace be with you, Carrie Gamper Member of Christ’s Episcopal Church [email protected]..
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WRIT 1122 taught by Professor G.stacks during the Winter '08 term at Denver.

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