The 9-11 Memorial was created to honor two Susquehanna University alumni who lost their lives in the twin towers on September 11, 2001. It also recognizes the loss all Americans experienced that day.
“The 9-11 memorial was the first to be added on Susquehanna’s campus in decades, signifying our community’s recognition of the profound impact of 9-11 on all citizens. It is a highly visible and cherished space on our campus.”
Sara Kirkland, Executive Vice President for Administration and Planning
Design details include brick seating-height walls that define the western edge of the space, clay brick pavers, engraved granite “story stones” detailing the events of the day, stainless steel monuments dedicated to the two University alumni who worked in the twin towers, and cast aluminum plaques with remembrances of each of two alumni who were lost in the attack. The space, originally dedicated in September of 2002, was rededicated in September 2011 to mark the 10 year anniversary of the tragic event and to officially incorporate a commemorative piece of steel from New York’s World Trade Center into the memorial space.