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9/11 Memorial Service at RCC

9/11 Memorial Service at RCC

Spirit Rising by Eric Laxman and Memorial Pavers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: September 2, 2014

CONTACT: Maralin Roffino

845 -574-4244

mroffino@sunyrockland.edu

 

9/11 Memorial Service at RCC

Ramapo—Rockland Community College invites the public to join us in remembering those who perished during the terrorist attacks on this anniversary of 9/11.

 

9/11 Memorial Service
Thursday, September 11, 2014
8:15 – 9:15 am

9/11 Memorial Garden (weather permitting)

 

The Memorial Garden is a place of quiet reflection, dedicated to those who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and to honor all who serve and keep our nation safe. The central design element is sculptor Eric David Laxman’s inspiring work titled Spirit Rising, which incorporates steel artifacts from the World Trade Center site. At the service, the names of each 9/11 victim with ties to Rockland County will be read by RCC student veterans. We remember and honor those who lost their lives, and the families and friends whose lives were forever altered by their loss.

 

Special pavers are installed throughout the Memorial Garden with personal inscriptions. Many members of the community have chosen to participate in this project to help fund scholarships for students in first responder programs at RCC. These are: Emergency Medical Service, Fire Protection Technology, Emergency Management, and Criminal Justice. Some pavers are dedicated by families to honor the memory of loved ones, some offer moving prayers for peace, and some offer thanks to the many who serve and protect our nation. To have a paver inscribed with your personal message, please contact Don Cairns at the RCC Foundation, 845- 574-4576.

 

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