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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.

Observance to remember victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 8, 2018

RAMAPO, N.Y. – The victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be remembered at a commemoration ceremony at Rockland Community College's 9/11 Memorial Garden. Among the speakers will be RCC President Michael A. Baston and RCC student veterans.

9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
Tuesday, September 11, 8:15 am
9/11 Memorial Garden, RCC Academic Quad

RCC's Memorial Garden includes a sculpture – Spirit Rising by Eric David Laxman – made with steel salvaged from the Ground Zero remains of the World Trade Center site in New York City. The garden also includes benches and a powerful inscription of the 9/11 poem “Out of the Blue” by Dan Masterson, Rockland County's poet laureate and a professor emeritus at RCC, where he taught English for some 50 years. Saplings nurtured from the WTC Survivor Tree are planted nearby.

For more information on the Memorial Garden, visit www.sunyrockland.edu/go/9-11memorialgarden.

 

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