RCC’s 9/11 Memorial Garden and the Spirit Rising sculpture.

Rockland Community College will be holding a commemoration ceremony which will be open to the public. The ceremony will take place on campus in the 9/11 Memorial Garden and will serve to remember the victims from that tragic day. Among the speakers at the ceremony will be Rockland County Poet Laureate Dan Masterson and RCC student veterans.

Monday, September 11, 2017
9/11 Memorial Garden – Academic Quad
8:00-9:00 am

RCC’s Memorial Garden includes a sculpture (Spirit Rising) by Eric David Laxman, made with steel pulled from the ashes of the site of the World Trade Center. The Garden also includes benches and a beautiful inscription of Masterson’s 9/11 poem, “Out of the Blue,” which he will read at the event. Young saplings nurtured from the famed 9/11 Survivor Tree are nearby.

For more information on the Memorial Garden, visit www.sunyrockland.edu/go/9-11memorialgarden.

Many people have dedicated inscribed brick pavers for the Walkway to Success that surrounds the memorial. Donations and design of your three-line inscription can be arranged through the RCC Foundation, please call 845-574-4576.


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