Dear Editor:As a new student to Southern Illinois University and also a person who lost a family member in the Sept. 11 tragedy, I am extremely disappointed with the candlelight vigil that was held on the one-year anniversary of 9/11. The president of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Dan Zedan, presented his grieving audience with a speech that began by telling us about the difficulty and hesitation he

By Gus Bode

After attending a candlelight vigil last year at my undergraduate institution and watching the number of vigil ceremonies that were held across the nation after Sept. 11, I felt as if Mr. Zedan was making a mockery of an event that affected so many lives. I was offended and disgusted by the manner in which the vigil was held. I was appalled by the lack of compassion in the speeches that were made. I was shocked at the commercialism, lack of sincerity and depth of thought that was placed in the planning of the event. The vigil was supposed to be a moment of reflection, grievance, remembrance and sympathy for those who suffered, but the members of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity neglected to realize and embrace this concept.

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