Flags of remembrance, honoring all victims, will be displayed on rooftop terrace
In commemoration of the anniversary of September 11th, John Jay College will hold a dedication ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on September 1oth to unveil a memorial sculpture in honor of the 67 members of the John Jay College community who perished that day. The centerpiece of the sculpture is a N-4 steel beam from the World Trade Center. The names of the 67 victims are etched on the granite lunation which was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Architects.
In addition, 2,997 U.S. flags, planted by student veterans and athletes, will be on display with votives on the Jay Walk – the college’s rooftop terrace. The 67 members of the John Jay community lost on 9/11 will be recognized with individual John Jay flags.
Participants and attendees will include families of the 67 victims, members of the Memorial Advisory Board Committee, elected officials, law enforcement representatives, John Jay student/alumni veterans and Justice Scholarship recipients, and representatives from 9/11 family groups. Among the participants are:
- Salvatore Cassano (BS’76), FDNY Commissioner
- Philip Banks, III, Chief of Department, NYPD
- Sally Regenhard, 9/11 family member, board member of the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies
- Barbara Sampson, Acting Chief Medical Examiner, NYC
- Charles Mills, NYPD Detective, son of John Jay alumnus Charles M. Mills – a 9/11 victim
- Jules Kroll, Chairman and co-founder of K2 Global Partners; Chairman of the John Jay College Foundation
- Christopher Trucillo, Chief of Police, NJ Transit
- Thomas Belfiore, Port Authority, First Deputy Chief Security Officer
- Elizabeth Crowley, NYC Council Member, Queens
- Margaret Chin, NYC Council Member, Manhattan
- Rosie Mendez, NYC Council Member, Manhattan
- Ruben Diaz, Jr. Bronx Borough President
- Joan Millman, NYS Assembly Member, Brooklyn
For more information about the event and the memorial structure, visit http: http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/_911memorial/sculpture.asp
Vivian Todini 212-237-8628
Doreen Viñas-Pineda 212-237-8645
Established in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is an international leader in educating for justice. It offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.