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RCC to Hold 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

RCC to Hold 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

RCC's 9/11 Memorial Garden and sculpture.

DATE: August 30, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher

Rockland Community College to Hold 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
open to the public

RAMAPO - Please join us at Rockland Community College’s 9/11 Memorial Garden to remember the victims from that tragic day. Among the speakers at the ceremony will be RCC President Michael Baston and RCC student veterans.

Monday, September 11, 2017
9/11 Memorial Garden – Academic Quad
8:00-9:00 am

RCC’s Memorial Garden includes a sculpture (Spirit Rising) by Eric David Laxman, made with steel pulled from the ashes of the site of the World Trade Center. The Garden also includes benches and a beautiful inscription of Rockland County Poet Laureate Dan Masterson’s 9/11 poem, “Out of the Blue,” which will be read at the event. Young saplings nurtured from the famed 9/11 Survivor Tree are nearby.

For more information on the Memorial Garden, visit

Many people have dedicated inscribed brick pavers for the Walkway to Success that surrounds the memorial. Donations and design of your three-line inscription can be arranged through the RCC Foundation, please call 845-574-4576.