From the somber song of the bagpipes, to the speeches of hope, Tuesday's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony reflected on how Monroe Community College and the nation were forever changed 11 years ago. It was an hour long ceremony that concluded with a wreath being placed on MCC's memorial, followed by each guest placing a single carnation at the foot of the monument.
"It really kind of touches to the core. Whether or not you had someone pass on 9/11 or not," MCC student Scott Blue says, "All Americans gave something that day whether it was their sense of security, some gave all but we all have that common ground between us."
This is the the 10th year Monroe Community College has held a remembrance ceremony at its 9/11 Memorial. MCC students came together to build the memorial 11 years ago, after the attacks.