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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

September 11, 2001 Collection

Identifier: UnivRec-596
Scope and Contents The September 11, 2001 Collection, a campus response to the tragedy, consists of photocopies of a paper chain of remembrance containing comments from ETSU students regarding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, a banner containing student comments, and two other banners containing messages and art work by ETSU students.
Dates: 2001