I’m sure whenever asked, you can give the exact location of where you were when the Twin Towers fell. I’m sure you can describe your own emotional response, as well as the looks on the faces of all those who surrounded you on that tragic day in history. September 11 will now and forever be an infamous day in our history, a day we mourn all those who lost their lives, a day we celebrate those who were heroic and entered the building to try to save lives, and a day we reflect upon the situation in the world that lead to such a terrible occurrence.
It has been 10 years since the attack on the World Trade Center. For many of us, that is close to half our lifetime. In many situations, 10 years is plenty of time to forget and move on. This is not the case for September 11. The attack will forever remain an a vivid memory in our nation’s history, and we will forever remember the people whose lives it so drastically affected. So please take a moment this Sunday to reflect upon the tragedy of 9/11.
In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is holding a discussion focusing on the importance of religious tolerance and community building Wednesday, September 7 from 11:30 – 1:-00 in room 227 of the Addlestone Library. It will address how after the attack on the World Trade Center, the country saw an increase in bias incidents toward the Muslim and Islamic community. Please feel free to attend and to share your opinions.