Events recognize Sept. 11 anniversary

By News@TheU

Events recognize Sept. 11 anniversary

By News@TheU
Two events will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one at The Rock Plaza hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership and a second at the Miami Herbert Business School.

The University of Miami will feature two events on Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, where two hijacked aircraft were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third struck the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and a fourth hijacked flight crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

At 2 p.m. at the Rock Plaza, the Division of Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership will host a “9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Memorial.” The event has been held each year since the tragedy and provides the campus community with an opportunity to reflect together on what occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. 

At 5:30 p.m. at the Cesarano Plaza, the Miami Herbert Business School will host a “9/11 Recognition Ceremony Honoring First Responders.” Everyone is invited to the event, especially first responders, veterans, members of the military, community leaders, faculty and staff members, and students. President Julio Frenk will be among those who address the attendees. 

Also, students will be holding a “ruck”—a run or brisk walk carrying weighted backpacks—on Saturday morning from the Coral Gables Campus to the Marine Campus to honor those who lost their lives. And at Saturday evening’s football game, against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Hard Rock Stadium, the following will be recognized: the University of Miami Police Department, Miller School of Medicine, Office of Emergency Management, student veterans and ROTC members, and local firefighters.