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‘I remember when …’ Share your recollections of Sept. 11, 2001 with us

20-year observances of 9/11 are slated for campus and the community next week

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

It was a day like no other in America.

Sept. 11, 2001 stands among the most infamous days in American history. On Saturday, Sept. 11 2021, we will observe 20 years since the terrorist attacks on America — from the Twin Towers to the Pentagon to the rural fields of Pennsylvania. We, at UND Today, in conjunction with the Office of the UND President, are soliciting recollections of that fateful morning two decades ago. Where were you?  How did the events move you? How would they impact our lives?

Send your memories to UND Chief of Staff Rob Carolin, and we will look to share them in a future edition of UND Today. Please use “9/11 memory” in the subject line.

Campus and community

Also, please mark your calendars for two special occasions coming up that will commemorate 20 years since 9/11. At 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, an on-campus observance is planned, led by UND Student Body President Kaelan Reedy, Student Body Vice President Dawson Dutchak and President Andy Armacost. The event will take place near the northeast entrance of the Memorial Union, near the exterior flag poles.

All members of the UND community are invited to attend.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 11, a community commemoration is planned for the official grand opening of Grand Forks’ Veterans Memorial Park, 2357 S. 34 St., at which President Armacost is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. The community event is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday.