Binghamton University to mark tenth anniversary of September 11


              Events to pay homage to 15 alumni lost in the tragedy 

Binghamton, NY -- The Binghamton University campus community will observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks through a variety of activities.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, a morning memorial ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Couper Administration Building.  At 8:46 a.m., a bell will chime to mark the moment when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. Several New York State University Police officers will then participate in a flag ceremony, followed by a moment of silence.

At 1 p.m., the campus will host a program in the Memorial Courtyard of the Fine Arts Building to honor the 15 Binghamton University alumni who died in the 9/11 attacks. Speakers will include Binghamton University alumni, staff and students. A spray of flowers will be placed at the monument honoring those lost.

At 2 p.m., the “Walk to Remember” will begin from the Peace Quad. Funds raised will benefit the Twin Towers Orphan Fund and the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad.  The walk-a-thon is sponsored by the Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life, Binghamton University Alumni Association and the Binghamton University Student Association.

On Monday, Sept. 12, the Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life in conjunction with Hillel at Binghamton and the Jewish Heritage Program will hold its annual campus wide, Mitzvah Marathon from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mitzvah is the Hebrew word for “good deed” and the marathon is designed to present the campus community with opportunities to do a good deed in memory of the victims of 9/11. Participants will fill out a form documenting their good deed that will be attached to a picture of a victim of 9/11 and strung along a memory wall erected on the walkway near the Library Tower fountain.  

An exhibition to honor those lost on 9/11 is currently open for viewing in the Grand Corridor of the Fine Arts Building.  Titled "New York York Remembers," the exhibition features photos, timeline panels and two historical artifacts - a fire-truck bumper and a section of aluminum from Ground Zero - which are on loan from the collections of the State Museum and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Open to the public, the exhibition will run to the end of September.

Last Updated: 9/17/13