Miami-Dade College hosts 9/11 memorial

Education Friday, September 6, 2013

Miami Dade College’s North Campus will remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11. The college, which previously received two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center, will reveal their new permanent homes.

“The dedication’s theme – solemnity, reflection, and poignancy – is very befitting of the honor bestowed upon our campus with two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center,” said José A. Vicente, North Campus president. “These memorials will provide our students and the community with a place to reflect upon the horrific events of September 11, and also serve to educate future generations. They are a piece of history, a remembrance of all those who perished.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey donated the two steel beams to MDC in 2011. The college is the only higher-education institution in Florida to have received their relics from the World Trade Center.

The North Campus is an appropriate site for these memorials, given the campus is the home of the School of Justice, which serves as the premier provider of public safety education in the community. More than 80 percent of Miami-Dade County’s first responders are graduates of MDC.

The September 11 event will take place at the Campus Rotunda near Building 4000, 11380 N.W. 27 Avenue. For more information, call Yaremis Ponce Fullana at 305-237-1724.