At College of the Canyons’ Honor Grove, one side of the lawn had two structures symbolizing the Twin Towers that once stood in Manhattan, New York. There was also a list of names included on the towers of those who died from each building, each rescue occupation, and the victims who were on all four flights.
Students and staff passing by this area of campus stop and observe this memorial made spot. Some were more emotional than others, but all were respectful when surrounding this scene.
This special tribute was arranged by College of the Canyons’ Associated Student Government.
In the Sept. 11 attacks, over 6,000 were injured and 2,977 died.
Twelve years later, people across the nation paused in respect to those involved in the tragic events.
ABC Action News says at the World Trade Center site, friends and families silently held up photos of their loved ones who died.
At the South Lawn of the White House, President Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, bowed their heads to politely observe a moment of silence.
“It’s nice that we never forget this day,” said COC student Janice Copans. “Even my Instagram and Facebook feed today was filled with lots of ‘Never Forget’ sayings and captions.”