The County College of Morris (CCM) Student Activities Programming Board and President’s Office have put together several special events to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11. All events are free and open to the public.
Portions of the Reflection Wall that were put together by the campus community in the weeks following September 11, 2001 and the 9/11 Quilt that was created on the first anniversary of September 11 will be on display in the Student Community Center (SCC) lobby from September 6 – 12. The Reflection Wall consists of pictures, poems and other artwork created by the college community. The 9/11 Quilt was a project initiated by CCM staff.
A film series also has been scheduled. Two films will be shown throughout the day on Wednesday, September 7, and Monday, September 12, running from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. in the SCC Davidson Room. The films are 9/11 – The Filmmakers Commemorative Edition, a documentary originally broadcast on CBS in March 2002, and 102 Minutes that Changed America, consisting of unfiltered videos from nine New Yorkers who witnessed the destruction of the Twin Towers.
Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president, will host a closing ceremony on Monday, September 12, featuring performances by the Division of Liberal Arts, beginning at 12:30 p.m. outside the SCC, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the SCC.
The closing ceremony program consists of:
- Welcome by Dr. Yaw
- America performed by the CCM Chamber Choir
- Poetry, When the Tower Fell on Them at Siloam (Luke 13:4) by Professor Sander Zulauf
- Student Speaker, Kyle Stallings
- Poetry, Picking Up My Son after His First Day of Pre-School (September 11, 2011) by Edwin Romond
- American the Beautiful performed by Samuel Ward and the CCM Chamber Choir
- The folding of the quilt and the lowering of the flag with Taps played by Dr. Richard Gradone.