If there is a single defining event for the United States in the 21st century, that event would be the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. The attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 innocent people and injured over 6,000 others. It is almost impossible to properly measure the full impact of the attacks, as their repercussions have been felt throughout the world in the ensuing War on Terror and America’s change in foreign and domestic policy.
There will be a ceremony today at 11 a.m. to honor veterans the University of Connecticut on the Great Lawn by the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial.
“I think having a ceremony on campus is a great way to honor veterans because it’s usually done in a public space and it’s something that incorporates a lot of members of campus,” Alyssa Kelleher, the Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, said.
The event will be held in the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room if there is inclement weather.