RCC’s 9/11 Memorial Garden and the Spirit Rising sculpture.

RAMAPO – Please join us at Rockland Community College’s 9/11 Memorial Garden to remember the victims from that tragic day. Among the speakers at the ceremony will be Rockland County Poet Laureate Dan Masterson and RCC student veterans.

9/11 Memorial Garden – Academic Quad – 8-9 a.m.

RCC’s Memorial Garden includes a sculpture (Spirit Rising) by Eric David Laxman, made with steel pulled from the ashes of the site of the World Trade Center. The Garden also includes benches and a beautiful inscription of Masterson’s 9/11 poem, “Out of the Blue,” which he will read at the event. Young saplings nurtured from the famed 9/11 Survivor Tree are nearby.

For more information on the Memorial Garden, visit www.sunyrockland.edu/go/9-11memorialgarden.

Many people have dedicated inscribed brick pavers for the Walkway to Success that surrounds the memorial. Donations and design of your three-line inscription can be arranged through the RCC Foundation, call 845-574-4576.

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