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Roanoke College remembers alumni killed on 9/11

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SALEM (WSLS 10) – Roanoke College remembers one of it's alumni killed on September 11, 2001.

Stephen LaMantia graduated from Roanoke College in 1985. LaMantia worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services firm with an office on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower. He was 38-years-old when he died.

LaMantia was president of Sigma Chi fraternity his senior year at Roanoke College.

Roanoke College will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with several remembrance events on Sunday and Monday.

Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity and others gathered at the fraternity's house on Roanoke's Elizabeth Campus at 8:30 a.m. to remember LaMantia as well as the other victims.

At 8:46 a.m., Joe Ghobrial '04, a member of Salem Fire/EMS, raised the U.S. flag to half-staff.

The service continued throughout the day with the ringing of the College's bell on the main campus at specific increments during the day to represent the times of the different September 11 attacks.

The bell ringing will begin at 8:46 a.m. and end at 10:28 a.m.

A service will also be held on Monday on campus at 9:50 a.m. at the campus flagpoles on High Street. The service will include the ringing of the College's bell, prayer and speakers. Some student veterans will share their memories of September 11.


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