Group of UAlbany Alumni Unveil 9/11 Memorial Bench Ahead of 20th Anniversary
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2021) – Conner Dunleavy still remembers the first time he read about the 19 University at Albany alumni who tragically lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. It was 2014. He was a freshman.
“UAlbany shared a memorial website page that paid homage to our alumni that were lost on September 11,” said Dunleavy, who graduated in 2017. “It was at that moment that I realized how big of an impact that horrifying day had on our campus community.”
“My father was at the scene of the World Trade Center as an NYPD officer, ground zero. That day is personal to my family, and me personally. My first reaction was that there needed to be something more permanent to honor the memories of our alumni who were lost.”
Now, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Dunleavy is ready to unveil that permanent remembrance.