At 20th anniversary of 9/11, CU community remembers, reflects

By Staff

Saturday marked 20 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Across the University of Colorado, community members honored the memory of those lost and recognized first responders.

CU Boulder

The University Libraries compiled a list of archival resources. Tributes took place at Saturday’s football game between the Buffs and Texas A&M at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High. The ATLAS tower on campus was lighted in blue at night.

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“If this 20th anniversary of 9/11 is about any one thing, let it be about self-reflection and honest inquiry,” wrote Patrick J. D’Silva, an instructor in the UCCS Department of Philosophy.

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CU Denver

“The 20th anniversary of 9/11 provides an opportunity for remembrance and reflection,” wrote Chancellor Michelle Marks. “We can use lessons learned from that fateful day as we confront contemporary problems and create a more peaceful, just, compassionate world.”

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CU Anschutz Medical Campus

For the survivors and families of the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11 — and the scores of people impacted by mass tragedies in this country before and since — the next few days could be an intensely steep rollercoaster ride.

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