A new memorial to those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be dedicated at the College of Staten Island next week. CSI’s tribute brings remnants of the doomed towers to the campus for a sobering and stirring remembrance.

On the two-year anniversary, CSI will dedicate two girders from the World Trade Center that have recently been installed in the college’s Memorial Garden. The garden, which was dedicated last year, includes three smaller monuments with messages from the college staff and students.

The ten-foot-tall rusted and bent girders from Ground Zero create an eerie yet provocative stance that evokes the image of New York City’s once unique skyline. The sight of the girders is profound and elicits a powerful swell of emotions from those who spend time in the garden reflecting, as well as those who merely walk past.

James Molinaro, Staten Island Borough President
Marlene Springer, CSI President
Shereen Kandil, CSI Student Government President
Timothy Gray, Professor

CSI Memorial Garden Dedication

Thursday, September 11, 2003
2:30 p.m.

College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

In addition to the outdoor dedication, counselors will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the college’s Campus Center, and the Prayer and Meditation room will remain open all day. Dr. David Campbell, counselor, will lead a conversation to reflect on and discuss the effects of September 11th on our lives in the Green Dolphin Lounge at 1:30 p.m.

EDITOR’S NOTE: You are invited to send a reporter and/or camera crew. If you plan to attend or send a representative, please contact Ken Bach at 718-982-2328 to make arrangements or for more information.