A Day of Remembrance Brings Staff and Students Together
Criminal justice students organize 9/11 event for campus community
Where you were, what you were doing, who you were with and how it made you feel were common topics being discussed amongst staff and students at Minnesota School of Business just a few days before the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001.
Students, staff and faculty joined together for a day of remembrance of a day Americans will never forget. Messages displaying gratitude and lifelong remembrance were written by people who passed by the student commons on a banner that will be sent to New York firefighters who responded to the events of 9/11. Some people simply signed their names, signifying they will never forget the tragic day so many people lost their lives.
Big Lake Firefighters and the Minnesota National Guard were on campus to share with students and staff how the events of 9/11 changed their jobs and their personal lives. The firefighters shared changes in procedures and the National Guard shared how 9/11 changed the military culture and soldiers’ lives.
“It was really interesting to think about that even though we are so far away from New York, 9/11 caused a huge ripple effect that changed how people live their lives in Minnesota,” staff member Doni Deters said. “There aren’t many events that I can think of that have caused such change throughout a nation.”
Students and staff had the opportunity to purchase lunch from the Criminal Justice Club for a donation to the Chip Inker fund—Chip was a local firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty. While eating, many watched a slideshow of historic photos that captured the events of what happened 10 years ago on 9/11.
The entire day’s events were organized by criminal justice students for a service learning project.