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UND ROTC holds annual tribute to those lost in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the wars that followed

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UND Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets stand guard over a memorial laid in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and to those who fought and died in the wars that followed. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

What has become a solemn tradition at UND for the past 16 years continued Tuesday morning in front of the Memorial Union.

Army and Air Force cadets from UND’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) paid tribute to lives lost during the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, and as part of the global war on terrorism that ensued, with a silent vigil in front of a half-staffed American flag over a memorial that included down-turned rifles, combat boots and helmets.

The tribute ended with the ceremonial playing of “Taps.”

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UND ROTC cadets have been paying tribute every year on Sept. 11, since 2002, the first observance of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

UND ROTC members have held tributes on Sept. 11, every year since 2002, the first observance of the anniversary of attacks.

The location of the tributes, in front of the Memorial Union, is a fitting setting, as the building  is dedicated to UND students who have served and died for the nation.