TCC will host several events honoring the victims who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City 10 years ago. All events are free and open to the public.
Opening ceremonies on Northeast Campus for a two-week exhibit, “9/11 Tenth Anniversary Artistic Observance,” will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. The exhibit, including paintings, poems and various writings, is presented by the English and Art departments. Visitors are invited to post responses to the question, “Where were you?” on a Response Wall as part of the exhibit. The exhibit continues through Friday, Sept. 16, in the Communications Arts Building, NACB Room 1111. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additionally, NE Campus will host a ceremony of remembrance Friday, Sept. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the flagpoles adjacent to the Administration Building (NADM). The ceremony will feature patriotic music and a moment of silent reflection in honor of the victims and those members of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in the subsequent efforts to combat terrorism.
Criminal Justice Training Center cadets in the 146th and 147th Basic Peace Officer Academies will run the Fire Service Training Center tower on Northwest Campus Friday, Sept. 9, as part of their physical training. Cadets will run the equivalent of 110 floors in memory of those who lost their lives in 2001. Each cadet will go up and down the five-story tower 22 times. The third annual “9/11 Memorial Run” begins at 6 a.m.
Cadets are from the following agencies: The police departments of Alvarado, Bedford, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Euless, Flower Mound, Granbury, Irving, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, and Roanoke; the Department of Public Safety offices of Southlake and Watauga; the Tarrant County College District and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
“Steps of Remembrance” will be hosted in the Main Commons of the Southeast Campus Friday, Sept 9. The walk begins at 8:46 a.m., the time that American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower in New York City. Organizers hope that 100 people will sign up and walk two flights of stairs in the Main Commons. If 100 people participate, they would have climbed 2,536 steps, the total number of stairs in both towers. Participants will be given a September 11, 2001, remembrance pin.
The TCC Police Honor Guard will participate in “A Moment of Silence,” one of two 9/11 anniversary celebrations on South Campus. The observance will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the flag poles in front of the Student Center. Flags and bracelets will be distributed. A second tribute, “9/11. . .we will never forget,” will be Thursday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Breezeway of the Student Center. Free refreshments will be served at both ceremonies.
Trinity River Campus
A “Remembrance Walk” from Trinity River East Campus (TREC), down Belknap Street and west to the Trinity River Campus (TR) Idea Store will be held Friday, Sept. 9. Guests are invited to gather at 8:30 a.m. at TREC where they will receive a small United States flag. A student Color Guard from Carter Riverside High School will raise the flags at TREC to start the event. Guests will then begin walking towards the Idea Store of the Trinity River Campus at 8:46 a.m., the time when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower. Walkers are expected to arrive at the Idea Store at 9:02 a.m., where the flags there will be lowered to half-staff in recognition of when the South Tower was struck by United Airlines Flight 175. Participants will be encouraged to place the flags they received into the ground by the flag poles. The Idea Store will have pictures and video clips of that day playing for visitors to see.
TR and TREC will also have “Remembrance Walls” at each campus where people can place their thoughts and memories. The “Remembrance Walls” will be available for comment the morning of Thursday, Sept. 8, through the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 13. The wall will be located in the Riverfront Cafe at the TR campus and off the plaza on the third floor of the Allied Health Building (TRHA) at TREC.