By SASCHA RAIYN, News Editor
Last Friday, members of the UM-Dearborn community gathered to remember the almost 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and the attacks that shook the country.
Marvalena James of the Office of Student Engagement led the 9/11 Remembrance.
“Today we pause in a moment of silence to remember the 102 minutes that changed America.”
The program included students reading reflections on peace from historic figures.
Chancellor Daniel Little said he’s proud of how the university responded to “that terrible day.”
“This is our spirit of inclusiveness and our spirit of respect,” Little said.
The university has hosted a 9/11 remembrance for the past three years.
“[The event] is a part of a concerted effort to make sure we do not forget,” said Reetha Raveendran, director for Student Engagement.
Among the remembered were 18 University of Michigan alumni killed in the attacks.
“It is important to remember,” Little said. “Remembering is what reminds us of our shared humanity.”