Quinnipiac Remembers 9/11 with Flag Raising Ceremony
HAMDEN – The Quinnipiac community gathered together in front of the Carl Hansen student center for the annual remembrance ceremony of the attacks of New York City’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 a.m., at which point all chaos ensued in the Big Apple.
Jessica, a Quinnipiac student, has a family member who fortunately survived these devastating terrorist attacks. Although Jessica’s father is a survivor, he currently suffers both mentally and physically.
“It affects me a lot because I could’ve lost my dad, and bothers me a lot,” Jessica said. “He had to retire last year due to lung and chest issues, so he’s mentally scared. I see it.”
Director of Veteran and Military Affairs, Jason Burke, was a Navy U.S. pilot in 2001. He was given permission to fly a plane to help the recovery efforts.
“They modified these torches to cut through rebar, like the rubble, in New York City,” Burke said.
Everyone has their personal stories of where they were and what they were doing during these attacks, so these memories last a lifetime.