TCC Remembers and Honors Those Lost on Sept. 11

Three TCC campuses held events to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. in 2001.
The TCC Fire and Police Academies hosted its fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Run featuring a 5k and a 9.11-mile course. Approximately 100 fire and police cadets, as well as faculty, staff and members of the U.S. Air Force 301st Security Forces Squadron, participated in the event, which started and ended and the Fire Tower. Participants crossed the finish line at the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
“As a public service training center, we find it important to honor and never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice that day,” said Criminal Justice Training Center Coordinator Scott Donaldson, who also ran the 9.11-mile course with the fire and police cadets.

The South Campus Student Government Association organized a ceremony to reflect upon the Sept. 11 attacks. Students, faculty and staff members planted more than 3,000 flags in a grove close to the Student Center patio. Campus President Peter Jordan hailed the event. “What a moving tribute to the lives lived and lost during Sept. 11 and its aftermath!” he said.

Sept. 11 was observed at the Southeast Campus with 50 large American flags displayed around the campus. Additionally, more than 100 students attended a showing of the Engineering Ground Zero documentary, which chronicles the five-year construction of One World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Following the documentary, students engaged in a discussion and were given an opportunity to respond to the question: “What does 9/11 mean to you and how have we moved forward?”
According to Amy Staley, coordinator of student activities, “To reflect on this defining moment means that we have not forgotten. It was important for the Southeast Campus to do this because it was our way of paying tribute to those who perished, those who survived, those who were part of the rescue effort and those who were part of the rebuilding effort.”