September 11th will always be a day where Americans will spend time to pause and remember what happened so many years ago. We will always remember those who were lost and those who served, and continue to serve our nation. Today in remembrance of those who served Campbell had various service projects and remembrance services on and off campus. Students helped by cleaning up around the Buies Creek Fire Department, re-prepping the CU Community Garden, giving blood, and more.
We asked a few students about September 11th read what they had to say below.
“9/11 should be a reminder to all of us of not only the heinous attack on America, but also the resolve of our great nation. We should never forget the victims and their families, the heroic first responders, our service members called to action after the attacks, nor the survivors. We should also remember that a great and determined nation came together to mourn and get those responsible for the cowardly attacks of 9/11.”
“September 11 is a day that all of America sets aside everyday problems and rallies in remembrance of those who lost their lives during those terrorist attacks. It is also a day I feel as if I’m bonded to everyone, all over the world. We are a family for 24 hours that supplies support, love, and understanding for one another. It’s what America should be like everyday.”
“9/11 is a day that changed America. It’s a day that America can mourn the loss of innocent citizens. We should use this day as a day to forget the stresses of everyday life and focus a little more on those we love because we never know what tomorrow may bring.”
What are your thoughts? How did you serve on 9/11 this year? Let us know below.
Written by Joanna D’Ancona
Photos and Interviews by Dennis Quinn