Observing the 22nd Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

September 11, 2023
Child planting flags for the anniversary of September 11

Dear Members of the NJCU Family, 

On this solemn day of remembrance, we stand together to honor the lives lost and the courage shown on September 11, 2001. Our university, our county, our state, and our country were forever changed 22 years ago, and we will never forget the NJCU faculty, alumni, and community members who were affected.

This year, like every other, we will gather, together, with a common purpose, to honor those lost in the attacks and the unparalleled sacrifice of the first responders killed and injured on 9/11 as our university gathers for a ceremony to commemorate this National Day of Service and Remembrance.

I encourage you to join me, and members of our community on campus, today at 2:30 p.m., as we gather as a campus for a remembrance ceremony, where we will honor the lives lost, including those of three former NJCU faculty, and join together as a community in a moment of silence. 

Our university and our community have endured so much, but by coming together, we once again remind the world that love will always be stronger than hate. Let this day serve as a reminder of how much stronger we are when we stand together through struggle. On the anniversary of this tragedy, let us renew our commitment to move forward together with a spirit of service, unity, and love.

I am more committed than ever to moving forward, side-by-side with you, in the spirit of service, solidarity and love. 

Andrés Acebo
Interim President
New Jersey City University