The Stony Brook University community remembered the 21 alumni who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, with a moment of reflection and remembrance at the Memorial Arch near the Humanities Building.
At 8:46 am Monday, September 11, the campus chimes rang 21 times, and members of the campus community were invited to place a commemorative flower or flag amongst the grove of trees planted at the arch as a way to remember, celebrate the lives, and grow the legacies of those who were lost that day.
“On what may be a difficult day for many of our colleagues and classmates, it is my hope that the support of our campus community can offer comfort and healing in the days to come,” said Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis in a message to the campus community.
The Arch, donated by the Stony Brook Alumni Association, honors the 21 Stony Brook alumni who were lost. Designed by Milton Glaser in collaboration with Nicholas Fasciano, the 12-foot-high by 8-foot-wide arch is constructed of brass that will eventually change color to a soft verdigris.
Engraved down the sides of the arch are the names of the alumni: Joanne Ahladiotis; Jean A. Andrucki; Michael A. Bane; Carlton W. Bartels; William F. Burke Jr.; Michel P. Colbert; Stephen M. Fogel; Steven E. Furman; Richard S. Gabrielle; Kuifai (Raymond) Kwok; Edward J. Mardovich; Rudy Mastrocinque; Michael P. McDonnell; Manika Narula; Christopher M. Panatier; John W. Perry; Lisa J. Raines; Jonathan S. Ryan; Margaret M. (Walier) Seeliger; Peter A. Siracuse; and Walwyn W. Stuart Jr.
According to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, 2,977 people were killed in the attacks, including 2,753 who died at the World Trade Center, 184 people at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and 40 people who died when Flight 93 crash-landed in Pennsylvania.