On Sunday, the SUNY Oswego community joins the rest of the nation in remembering the 21-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

As part of honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day, including 12 SUNY Oswego alumni (listed below), our campus will ring the carillon bells 21 times at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m., marking the exact times of the plane crashes that occurred at the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Flags on campus will also be lowered to half-staff in recognition of Patriot Day.

The 9/11 Memorial Garden (located on campus along the Glimmerglass Lagoon pathway) is dedicated to remembering those alumni lost 21 years ago:

James Potorti ’72
Wendy Morris Faulkner ’74
Leo Roberts ’79
Michael O'Brien ’81
Michael Collins ’84
Richard Caproni ’89
Michael Hannan ’89
Michael Cawley ’91
Melissa Renee Vincent ’94
Scott Bart ’95
James Woods ’97
Michelle Bratton ’00

Members of SUNY Oswego's University Police will join other law enforcement and first responders in the Oswego city sunrise processional on Sunday morning, September 11, starting at 6:15 a.m. on Bridge Street. UPD will also be present at the Oswego Fire Department ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at their main headquarters, 35 East Cayuga St., that morning.

Wherever you are, please join us in commemorating the attacks on our nation 21 years ago and remember the families, friends and Oswego alumni we lost that day and in the years that have passed.