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Dr. McCorn's Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021

Greetings to my Beloved Clinton Community,

Today we pause to remember and reflect on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. This was a day that changed the world. Many of us vividly remember where we were when we received the news and watched the images of the twin towers of the World Trade Center of New York City consumed with fire and smoke. Those images of mass destruction, the crash in Pennsylvania along with the damage to the Pentagon in D.C., remind us of the fragility of human existence and the tragedy of hatred. We honor all of those who lost lives and the valiant efforts of all of the first responders.

Today, let us be vigilant to teach and promote peace, love, tolerance, acceptance, inclusivity, and nonviolence. As we seek to be the Beloved Community, may we spread information about the consequences of violence, war, and hatred. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in the 20 year Afghanistan War that followed, we are committed to being the “Beacon of Light” that will drive out darkness and hate. As a campus community, let love light the way today and always.

For the good of BEAR Nation,


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