It’s been 18 years since the terrorist attacks where 2,977 people lost their lives. Each year, the nation comes together to remember the victims of September 11, 2001, more commonly referred to as 9/11. As part of the national sentiment and intention of never forget, events are held across the country to honor those who lost their lives, their families, and educate the younger generation about this tragic event that changed the world.

At Broward College, several departments including Student Life and the Institute of Public Safety (IPS), host events on campus to bring the community together in remembrance and this year is no different.

9/11: Where were you?

9/11 DisplayIPS will host a viewing of 9/11: where were you? A documentary from the National Geographic commemorative collection on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. There are two viewings at 8 a.m. and another at 11 a.m.

The event is organized by Benjamin Botero, a faculty member of IPS and winner of two faculty innovation grants funded by the Aspen Institute for his projects Gamification in the Classroom and Teaching and Learning with Images and Artifacts. With the funds received for the latest project, Botero acquired several items and artifacts related to 9/11 to create a permanent display in remembrance of the attacks.

“We should never forget as a country the impact and devastating effects of such horrible attack upon the United States,” says Botero. “It is imperative that we honor all law enforcement officers, firemen, first responders, and civilians involved, both victims and survivors, to show the world that Americans are resilient.”

Student Life Events

A 9/11 remembrance luncheon was hosted by Student Life North Campus on Sept. 11, at 12:30 p.m. The Judson A. Samuels South Campus also held an event at 12 p.m. remembering the attacks and the victims.