Looking back at 9/11: Events will reflect on 10th anniversary of national tragedy

Richard Picciotto, a former FDNY Battalion Commander, was trapped in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He will tell his story at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the auditorium at the J.C. Penney Building and Conference Center.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis will provide several opportunities for people to reflect on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. 2001 and honor those who died and were injured. All events are free and open to the public and will be held on UMSL’s North Campus. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 314-516-5291.

Reflection Room – For four days, Room 315 at the Millennium Student Center will be set aside for reflection and remembrance. The room will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 – 15.

“One Nation, Under Suspicion? Living and Governing in a Post-9/11 World” This year’s Constitution Day, an annual event held to observe the signing of the U.S. Constitution, will look at the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments. The program will allow participants to reflect upon what has changed in America since 9/11. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 14 in Century Rooms A and B at the Millennium Student Center. Warning: this experiential program will use role playing to deal with the difficult subject matter.

“Last Man Down: A Fireman’s Story” Richard Picciotto was a FDNY Battalion Commander on Sept. 11 and was trapped in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He was in a stairwell between the 6th and 7th floors with 13 other people when it collapsed. They waited four hours before being rescued. Picciotto’s gripping, first-person account provides a firefighter’s view of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe and emergency response. Picciotto will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the auditorium at the J.C. Penney Building and Conference Center.

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