Statement from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on Remembering September 11

September 7, 2007 | News from the Chancellor

As we mark the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, The City University of New York community joins New York City and the entire country in remembering those who perished or were injured or impacted by the terrible events of that day. We honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and we offer our support and deepest sympathy to those who grieve the loss of family members and friends. On this solemn day, we remember with particular sadness those members of our own CUNY family who perished on September 11, 2001, including students, faculty, and staff, as well as police officers, firefighters, and rescue and recovery personnel who were educated at the University.

On September 11, 2007, all CUNY campuses have been asked to fly flags at half-mast. I invite the CUNY community to observe a moment of silence on that day to pay tribute to the many lives lost, lives that will never be forgotten. “CUNY 9/11/01 Remembrance: An Online Archive,” a Web-based memorial created by the University after the attacks, offers memories and stories from the CUNY community about the impact of 9/11 on their families and is available at www.cuny.edu/911memorial.