A total of 2,507 civilians (including York alum Ezra Aviles ’82, a geologist, killed while trying to escape from the World Trade Center); 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 55 military personnel died on that dreadful day, with additional casualties dying in the years since the attack due to exposure to toxins emanating from the ground zero debris.
As we reflect on those tragic events of fourteen years ago, let us not forget the thousands of innocent lives lost from this tragedy. Let us also never forget the hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters and military personnel who lost their lives while coming to the aid of many who died and survived due to their heroism and sacrifice, and who served their country abroad to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Please join in commemorating the 14th Anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 8:30 AM at the flag pole at the Guy R. Brewer Boulevard entrance to the Academic Core Building. Let us never honor the lives lost on that dreadful morning in U.S. history.
911 Tragedy Key Times and Chain of Events
8:46 AM – American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center
9:03 AM – United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the World Trade Center’s South Tower
9:37 AM – Hijackers aboard Flight 77 crash the plane into the western facade of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
10:07 AM – Passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 learn about the attacks in New York and Washington and attempt to regain control of the plane. In response, the hijackers deliberately crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
York College 911 Commemoration Event Program
September 11, 2015
Flag Pole in Front of Academic Core Building
8:30 AM – College Community Gathers at Flag Pole: Time of Remembrance
8:46 AM – Ringing of First Bell to Commemorate 1st Plane Crash into WTC North Tower
8:50 AM – Remembrance Vocal Rendition: Ms. Ashley Gill
9:03 AM – Ringing of Second Bell to Commemorate 2st Plane Crash into WTC South Tower
9:10 AM – Public SafetyLowers of U.S. Flag to Half Staff