Sept. 11 is a day that will live in the minds and hearts of Americans for generations to come.
Each day, members of the University of Houston community can reflect on this infamous day and pay tribute to those who lost their lives by visiting the UH World Trade Center Memorial and Reflection Garden – just outside of the south entrance of the New University Center (UC). The permanent memorial – obtained through a student campaign – contains a massive steel beam from the World Trade Center building that was destroyed by terrorists.
Community members will surely visit this campus site during this week’s 13th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. To further pay tribute to those who lost their lives, as well as their surviving loved ones, the New UC will host several events and activities.
From 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., 9/11 photo exhibition will be on view in the hallway next to the UC Theater. At 4 p.m. in the theater, retired Marines Col. William Dwiggins will share his military experiences following 9/11. Following Wiggins’ presentation, the theater will host a screening of the film “United 93,” which depicts the fate of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a field in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public.
Free commemorative “Remembering 9/11” ribbons will be available in the UC Information Center while supplies last.
The New UC is located at Entrance 1 off of Calhoun Road. Parking is available in the Welcome Center garage directly across the street. For more details on the New UC, visit its website.
In addition to New UC activities on Sept. 11, the C.T. Bauer College of Business Alumni Association will participate in the annual 9/11 National Day of Service Volunteering on Sept. 13. Alums, students (from all disciplines) and community members are invited to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in 9/11 by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. Volunteer activities run from 8 – 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to wear red T-shirts on this day. Also, closed-toe shoes are required. For more details, visit the Bauer College website.