McDaniel College commemorates the lives lost on 9/11

The wreath was laid in McTeer-Zepp plaza (Molly Sherman / McDaniel Free Press).

McDaniel College joins the nation in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and commemoration of the lives lost.

Some students, beginning their careers at the College, were not yet alive when the terrorist attacks occurred 20 years ago, many of them too young to remember. 

Although they were not there to watch the tragedy unfold before their eyes, the mark of loss is forever entangled in humanity and the context of classroom teachings. The events of 9/11 and beyond are pages in history books, archived news pieces, documentary movies and series, photographs and videos from the fated day, and the physical wreckage. 

The memory of those we lost live on in our families and their lives are forever weaved into our nation’s history. We commemorate them in songs and ceremonies and continue to share the stories of their bravery. 

The Office of Student Engagement placed nearly 3,000 flags in the ANW quad, with the help of the McDaniel mens lacrosse team and student volunteers. The American flag will be flown at half-mast today, mirroring the past week it was flown halfway for the American lives lost in Afghanistan. A wreath has been placed at the base of the flag in the McTeer-Zepp Plaza.

At the first home game of the Fall 2021 semester, a moment of silence was held before Jordan Greene led the national anthem.