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Bugling, flag flown in Afghanistan to help MCW community honor 9/11

Sept. 10, 2013 College News - On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Rebecca Seevers, MS, will play Taps in front of the MCW flag pole at 7:46 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:13 a.m. and 9:10 am to honor those who lost in their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Those times correspond to the times of the four plane crashes that day.

Seevers, MCW Director of Environmental Health and Safety, is playing Taps as part of the September 11th Memorial Taps Foundation, which brings together buglers across the country to honor those who lost their lives as a result of the Sept. 11 attacks. She has played trumpet for many years at weddings and church celebrations, and likes to volunteer her skills to honor the military. 

The Medical College also will display a flag flown in an operating room in Afghanistan that was provided by William V. Dolan, MD. Dr. Dolan graduated from MCW in 1974 and was Alumnus of the Year in 1989. He is currently serving in Afghanistan as part of a Navy Forward Surgical Team in Qalat that provides basic “damage control” surgery for trauma patients before the patients are flown to Kandahar for definitive care.  He was also deployed to Navy Medical Center Portsmouth (Virginia) in 2003.

The flag, which was flown in Afghanistan on Aug. 3, will be available for viewing during the day in the Geenen Center for Alumni Relations, located in the south end of the Health Research Center lobby.

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