BMCC Hosts 20th Commemoration Ceremony of 9/11

September 9, 2021

Members of the BMCC community gathered at Richard Harris Terrace, in 199 Chambers Street to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. An in-person ceremony featured remarks by CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and (BMCC/CUNY) President Anthony Munroe who said, “Even though the events of 9/11 happened two decades ago, it was a day that changed our world forever – redefining our sense of safety and uniting all of us as a city and a country.”

Other speakers included Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs; Erwin Wong, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Nana Wiafe Addae Owusu, President of the BMCC Student Government Association.

BMCC lost 8 members of the college community including: Annette Dataram, Keithroy Maynard, Shevone Mentis, Jorge Moran, Curtis Noel, Angela Rosario, Khamaladai Singh and Hector Tirado as a result of the attacks. In addition, the college lost one of its buildings when 7 World Trade Center collapsed onto the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall.

The ceremony included a moment of silence and the placement of the wreath outside of the college’s main building, in remembrance of the lives lost during 9/11. Learn more about BMCC and 9/11 and the Victims Information Resources. To view the program of virtual 9/11-related events at BMCC, click here.