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UHD Students Honor Lives Lost on 9/11 for GatorServe, a Day of Service

Students to Revitalize Evergreen Negro Cemetery on Sept. 11

The University of Houston-Downtown's Center of Community Engagement and Service Learning will honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 during a day of service this Saturday, Sept. 11.

This event is part of the biannual GatorServe initiative in which students, faculty and staff commit their time and energies to beautification projects in the city of Houston. This Saturday, they will work to revitalize Historic Evergreen Negro Cemetery in Houston's Fifth Ward by planting flowers, mulching and placing flags next to the headstones of veterans.

Each year, UHD Community members recognize 9/11 with activities designed to enhance and enrich the community. They will again support their city with a spring event scheduled in conjunction with Martin Luther King Day in January.

Special guests include UHD President Loren Blanchard and U.S. Army 1st Seargent Dr. Donald Williams (Retired).

What: 2021 GatorServe at 9/11 Day of Remembrance 

Where: Meet at Finnigan Park Community Center, 4900 Providence Street, then walk to nearby Evergreen Cemetery. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Opening remarks begin at 8:30 a.m.) 

Who: UHD Community Members, UHD President Loren Blanchard and U.S. Army 1st Seargent (Retired) Dr. Donald Williams

Media Contacts: 

Mike Emery

Director of Communications



Sam Byrd

Assistant Director, Executive Communication



Raven Ambers
Manager, Student Communications