Miami, Aug. 31, 2016 – As the nation remembers the terror attacks of 9/11, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus and the School of Justice will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a special event to honor those who perished and their families, with a particular focus on police, firefighters, and other first responders. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at the North Campus West Lawn Plaza area. It is free and open to the public.
The ceremony will focus on honoring those who risked their lives to help others. The keynote speaker will be Chief Alan Perry of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MFDR). Chief Perry has responded to numerous disasters in the U.S. as well as around the world, including the 9/11 attacks. He has 30 years of service with MDFR and is in charge of the Urban Search and Rescue Bureau for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
MDC North Campus is home to two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center donated to MDC by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. One is mounted 10 feet high with a base that represents the Pentagon. The other includes three granite columns with each side reflecting the name of a place that was attacked on 9/11.