Chancellor Block invites the campus community to observe a moment of silence on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Although a decade has passed since our nation was forever changed by the attacks of September 11, 2001, we continue to remember those who perished that day. While we are on opposite sides of the country, we stand beside all those who lost friends and family in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We pay tribute to the countless heroes — the first responders and selfless civilians — who gave their lives to help others. Their stories represent the very best of our nation and will continue to inspire us for many generations. We also remember our troops overseas, fighting to defend our freedom, and all of those who have been lost in the war on terror.
As we observe the 10th anniversary of September 11, let us pay tribute to everyone, including those in the Bruin community, who lost friends and family that terrible day. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to tolerance, respect and understanding, not only on our campus, but everywhere UCLA reaches, in our nation and the world.
On Sunday, Powell Library’s carillon will play “America the Beautiful” at 11:50 a.m. to mark this solemn occasion. At that time, please join me in observing a moment of silence in remembrance of all those our nation lost.