WILLIAMSBURG, KY – As the nation pauses to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a beam from the World Trade Center in New York City stands tall on the campus of University of the Cumberlands.
The structural steel beam, erected in 2003 on the lawn of the Hutton School of Business, serves as a consistent reminder of the 3,056 lives lost during the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
“September 11 is a day forever etched in the mind of every American,” said Larry Cockrum, CEO & President-elect of University of the Cumberlands. “This piece of fallen architecture stands tall as testimony to the human spirit. We not only take time to remember and honor the lives of those lost, but we also remember and honor the brave men and women who rushed to Ground Zero to rescue others and help with recovery efforts.”
The beam was donated to Cumberlands by Andy Croley, Whitley County Coroner. Croley obtained the steel beam while serving as a volunteer in New York City in the days following 9/11. (UC)