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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

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.

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