East Tennessee State University. Counseling Center
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a group of Islamic extremists belonging to the radical organization al Qaeda hijacked jet airplanes over the eastern United States and crashed two of the planes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City and one plane into the Pentagon in Washington, D. C. Another plane intended to be crashed into the nation’s capital was instead crashed into farmland in Pennsylvania when the hijackers got into a struggle with passengers. This was the worst terrorist attack in United States history and shocked the nation. In order to provide the ETSU community with an organized way to respond to this traumatic experience, the Counseling Center sponsored a candlelight vigil on September 12th and also promoted the placement of banners and paper chains in the Culp Center (student center) on which students could write messages of sympathy and condolence. Messages could be written on small pieces of paper, which were then looped in a long continuous ring and attached to the banners. This was displayed for some time in the Culp Center.
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Identifier: 100-UnivRec 596