To the Campus Community:
years ago, the university community shared in the nation’s
grief over the loss of life that occurred in New York, Washington,
D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. As I mentioned at
a commemoration shortly after the tragedy, it is an event that affected
the security and stability of everyone’s lives, and it continues
to resonate today.
As we reflect on this tragedy five years later and remember the
victims, their families and the many other people whose lives it
touched, I hope we also remember the unity, understanding and strength
that were shown by people in the nation and around the world in
response. By coming together as we did in the aftermath of this
tragedy, we saw that people around the world share the same dreams,
hopes and fears. Just as important, we recognized there was strength
in diversity and being part of a larger human community.
Such ideals have guided our nation since its founding and, indeed,
Cal State Northridge as one of the most diverse higher education
institutions in the country. As we each take a few moments to reflect
on the fifth anniversary of September 11 and remember those impacted,
I hope each of us can draw strength and comfort from the values
we share, and commit ourselves to forging a world based on tolerance,
understanding and peace.
commemoration of this event, and in keeping with the Federal proclamation
designating September 11 each year as Patriot
Day, I have directed that the university flag be flown at half
staff today. Members of the campus community are encouraged to mark
the day in a manner that is personally appropriate and in keeping
with the Patriot
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