Miami Dade College’s(MDC) North Campus will remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. The College, which previously received two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center (WTC), will reveal their new, permanent homes.

“The dedication’s theme – solemnity, reflection, and poignancy- is very befitting of the honor bestowed upon our campus with two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center,” said José A. Vicente, president of the North Campus. “These memorials will provide our students and the community with a place to reflect upon the horrific events of Sept. 11, and also serve to educate future generations. They are a piece of history, a remembrance of all those who perished.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey donated the two steel beams to MDC in 2011. The College is the only higher-education institution in Florida to have received these important relics from the WTC.

The North Campus is an appropriate site for these memorials, given the campus is home to the School of Justice, which serves as the premier provider of public safety education in the community. More than 80% of the county’s first responders are graduates of MDC.

The community at large and working media are invited to attend this free event.

North Campus’s 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 11, 9:00 AM

WHERE: MDC North Campus Campus Rotunda near Building 4000 11380 NW 27 Ave.

COST: Free

For more information, please contact Yaremis Ponce Fullana at 305-237-1724 or yponce@mdc.edu.