UND honors lives lost

UND Army and Air Force ROTC cadets stood guard in front of a half-staffed American flag to observe 9/11

UND ROTC cadets change guard in front of an American flag in a 9/11 commemorative ceremony. Photo by Dima Williams/UND Today.

Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The cadets of University of North Dakota’s Army¬†Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Air Force ROTC paid tribute to those who lost their lives and the service men and women who responded to the horrific scenes following the plane crashes in New York City, rural Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

The Honor Guards of Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC kept a silent vigil in front of an American flag, flown at half-staff in front of Gorecki Alumni Center along University Avenue. Next to the flag pole stood firefighter, police and Army boots and headgear to commemorate the many thousands of uniformed first responders.

Photo by Dima Williams/UND Today.

UND has held 9/11 remembrance ceremonies every year since the first anniversary of the attacks in 2002. In previous years, the vigils took place in front of the Memorial Union, which is now under construction.