It’s been nearly two decades since the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda sinisterly carried out the single deadliest human terrorist attack ever by crashing hijacked passenger airplanes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
To remember the 2,977 lives lost in that tragedy, the Western Nevada College Veterans Resource Center and Wildcat Veterans Club invited students, staff and the community to attend commemorative 9-11 anniversary events on Sept. 10-11 on the Carson City campus.
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the public was invited to join the WNC campus in a Flag Planting event at 8:45 a.m. in front of the Bristlecone Building. To honor the lives lost in this tragedy, 2,977 mini American flags were planted in the lawn near the flagpole by the roundabout that fronts Bristlecone.
“These flags will be a reminder of the loss we suffered, as well as the endearing spirit our country demonstrated,” said VRC Coordinator Vincent Rivera. “The Wildcat Veterans Club and the Veteran Resources Center would like to thank all the volunteers who assisted in the flag planting.”
On Friday, Sept. 11, an exhibit looking back at the horrific tragedy and the lives lost was presented on the second floor of the Cedar Building.
Participants in both events were asked to follow campus rules of wearing a face covering and social distancing themselves from others.
“We welcome all students, staff and community members to come assist in the flag planting and view our exhibits,” Rivera said.
For more information, contact Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.