UNCG will commemorate 9/11 on Wednesday with several special events planned throughout the day for students, faculty and staff.

“Patriot Day: UNCG Remembers and Reflects” will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a gathering outside Elliott University Center to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks and reflect on the impact the tragedy has had on our lives. At 8:47 a.m., the university bell will chime once to remember the first plane that crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Conference Room A of EUC, participants can write messages of thanks to Greensboro’s first responders. The cards will be distributed to area fire departments that serve the university. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., a board will be set up at a table in the Moran Commons Atrium where students can share the names of victims or their thoughts in remembrance of 9/11.

The special events will culminate at 3 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium with a showing of the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” which chronicles the decade-long hunt for Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

The events, sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities & Programs, are free.