September 11, 2018 | Speeches and Writings

“The City University of New York will never forget the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the CUNY students, employees and alumni who were lost, or lost loved ones that day.

“We also pay tribute to the firefighters and police officers who rushed to the scene and the men and women of the U.S Armed Services who since 9/11 have answered our country’s call to service.

“At John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where 100 students and alumni are in the uniformed services, the anniversary is being observed with multiple service-focused events. These include a cleanup of Dewitt Clinton Park and a ‘Half-a-Million-Meals Pack-a-Thon’ that will provide meals to food-insecure New Yorkers.

“And at Borough of Manhattan Community College, which suffered damage from the attack, the Office of Student Affairs will present a glass “Wall of Remembrance” where members of the community will be invited to share their reflections and thoughts.

“Such actions remind us that while so much was tragically lost on 9/11, our resilience and commitment to working together to make a better world can never be extinguished.”