Photo feature: Campus memorial serves as 9/11 reminder

Thirteen years following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the UCCS 9/11 Artifact Display serves as reminder of one of the most tragic events in United States history.

Dedicated Sept. 12, 2011, the memorial contains a steel plate salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and was designed by a team of UCCS engineering students led by Peter Gorder, associate professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and in cooperation with United States Air Force engineers. The memorial is located between Osborne Center for Science & Engineering and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building.

The memorial is the sister of a display at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, which incorporates a beam from the World Trade Center around four pillars representing sentimental perspectives from the attacks on New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Penn.

The artifacts used in both displays were  donated by the National Homeland Defense Foundation.

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— Photos by Philip Denman


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