This Sept. 11 marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Throughout the city, organziations are holding masses, services, moments of silence and ceremonies to honor those who lost their lives and those affected by the tragedies on 9/11. This will be the first year that the Freedom Tower, built on the grounds of the Twin Towers, is close to completion. The structure is set to open in April of 2014.
Throughout the country, moments of silence are held at 8:46 a.m., when the north tower of the World Trade Center was hit; 9:03 a.m., when the south tower of the WTC was hit; 9:37 a.m., when the plane crashed into the Pentagon and at 10:03, when passengers crashed Flight 93 into the Pennsylvania field.
Here on campus, a multi-religious prayer service will be held in the Finlay Garden, home of Rose Hill’s 9/11 memorial, to honor the victims, including 39 Fordham alumni. The event is sponsored by USG and Campus Ministry, and will begin at 8 p.m at the McGinley Center. The group will then process over to the Finlay Gardens where the rest of the ceremony will take place.
The College Republicans also placed flags in the shape of the towers on the McGinley Lawn.