Honolulu Community College held a 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Mon., Sept. 12. The college is home to a permanent 9/11 memorial that was dedicated in September 2006.
A United States flag replica was crafted by Honolulu sheet metal students and contains compartments with actual pieces of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon roof and soil from the field where United Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. A piece of granite with all of the names of those who perished during the attacks will be added to the monument.
The event also featured a talk by Honolulu Instructor Barbara Dias who shared her eyewitness account on the attack on the Pentagon. Students of the 9/11 generation also shared their perspective of the event that shaped the nation’s history forever.