Observing the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Criminal Justice students at the HFM Career and Technical Center visited the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Monday.
Installed on the F-MCC campus during the summer of 2016, the memorial features a 33-foot section of the communications antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
New Criminal Justice Instructor Mark Mereness, HFM CTE Director Jay DeTraglia and Social Studies teacher Michael Andrews accompanied the students to the memorial where they looked over the photographs and inscriptions and observed a moment of silence for the nearly 3,000 people who were killed that day.
As part of their Criminal Justice curriculum, the students also took field notes at the memorial. When back in class, the students assessed their notes and discussed the impact 9-11 has had on law enforcement discussing the War on Terror, the Patriot Act, the civil liberties of Americans and more.
The World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial at F-MCC is free and open to the public. The permanent outdoor memorial is located adjacent to the main visitors’ parking lot.