MCCC Observes 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with Message of Unity and   Remembrance


West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) invites the community to view a video presentation honoring the memory of all those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The video features scenes on the West Windsor Campus and comments by Major General Robert Karmazin, Director of the Hopewell Township Police Department. MG Karmazin has 27 years of operational and investigative law enforcement experience and a long and distinguished military career. 

According to MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang, this annual observance has become a tradition at MCCC, in conjunction with the County of Mercer, and remains a way to remember what and whom we hold dear.

“As we observe the 20 th anniversary of 9/11, we remember how our county and our nation were forever changed that day,” Dr. Wang said. “It is important that we stand together, with an unwavering commitment to freedom and liberty, as we face a divided world. Collectively, we continue to make the United States a shining beacon of hope.”

Close to 30 Mercer County residents perished in the attacks, all of whom are now memorialized at a 9/11 monument near the Marina at Mercer County Park. According to County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the memorial was designed to be a special place where people can seek solace 365 days a year. He encourages everyone to visit the memorial to spend a few moments in quiet reflection and remembrance. The college has created a Memorial Garden outside the Student Center on the West Windsor campus, also open year-round.

To read a letter from President Wang, click here.

To learn more about the history of 9/11, visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum site  here.  Click  here to find volunteer opportunities near you.


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Major General (retired) Robert A. Karmazin is featured
in MCCC's 9/11 remembrance video.