The following was sent to all students, on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
10 September 2021
As you know, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, killed nearly 3,000 people. We tragically lost several BU Alums and many loved ones.
Marsh Chapel will lead our community in an observance in remembering the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, attacks. BU Today is offering reflections to remember the victims of the attacks and to explore the ongoing effects of the September 11, tragedy. There, you will encounter related stories, podcasts, and hope.
If you find a need for someone to listen, Crisis Counseling (930 Commonwealth Avenue, 617-353-7277), Behavioral Medicine (881 Commonwealth Avenue, 617-353-3569), and the University Chaplains Office (Marsh Chapel, 617-358-3394) are staffed with people who may be of assistance.
I am still at a loss for words, so, personally, this year on September 11, I plan to pause and reflect at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m., and 10:03 a.m. (all EST). * I hope you will join me.
Associate Provost and Dean of Students
- 8:46 a.m. because it is when a hijacked plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower
- 9:03 a.m. because it is when another hijacked plane crashed into World Trade Center’s South Tower
- 9:37 a.m. because it is when another hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon
10:03 a.m. because it is when another hijacked plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania