9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

This afternoon, the Academy had a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to remember and honor those who lost their lives 16 years ago.

The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony took place on the Terrazzo with a wreath laying ceremony which is conducted each year and afterwards the Cadets take part in a silent formation.

"The memorial incorporates an actual girder from the World Trade Center. The memorial features two granite slabs, representing the Twin Towers, atop a five-sided foundation that represents the Pentagon. The words, "World Trade Center," "The Pentagon" and "Shanksville, Pa." are etched onto the memorial... Dedicated on September 9, 2011, as part of the Class of 1976's 35th reunion class giving project."





To finish out the Ceremony, four Cadets began the night long run. Every 15 minutes, four new Cadets will take their place and continue this Remembrance run around the Tzo until Noon Meal Formation tomorrow. Below are the first twelve runners, eight of them with the Commandant of Cadets Gen Goodwin. Over 300 Cadets will take part in this overnight Remembrance Run.

To view the pictures from the Academy's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony go to Galleries - Military Training - Cadet Wing Military Training. Or click the link below.

USAFA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony