MCC Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
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Monroe Community College hosted a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at its permanent 9/11 memorial.
More than 100 people attended. They placed flowers and flags at the base of the monument.
When the sun shines through it, it casts a shadow of the twin towers. The college designed it 10 years ago as a way to dedicate a place of remembrance, reflection and healing for the community.
"I was afraid," said Peggy Harvey-Lee of Fairport. "I was afraid that America would no longer be what it used to be and it isn't, but I do believe we are stronger. I believe we are becoming more unified and that there are areas in the world who now understand what democracy means because of 9/11."
President Emeritus R. Thomas Flynn gave the keynote address, commemorating those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
This year’s event was sponsored by the Brighton Campus Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board. Community members are welcome to attend.