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Campus remembers 9/11 through events, exhibit

Campus remembers 9/11 through events, exhibit - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Patriots' Casa is preparing to host the part of the ground zero 360 exhibit on Sept. 8, 2021. The exhibit will open on Sept. 11, 2021. Photo by Daisy Gonzalez-Quezada

Texas A&M University-San Antonio will host events and an exhibit in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on American soil. 

Richard Delgado, executive director of Military Affairs and Strategic Influences, said part of the ground zero 360 exhibit will return to Patriots’ Casa as the U.S. approaches the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

“Several years ago, we hosted the ground zero 360 exhibit,” Delgado said. “This year, we have part of that exhibit back in Patriots’ Casa. We have ground zero steel (and) personal artifacts from a fallen firefighter.”

 The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until the end of the year. 

In addition to the exhibit, the campus has one of the two ground zero Survivor Trees in Texas, Delgado said. The tree came from a seed from the original Survivor Tree found in ground zero. The Callery pear tree is located in the healing garden, next to Patriots’ Casa.

“That’s the only living thing to come out of ground zero…that Survivor Tree,” Delgado said.

Robert Alonzo will be presenting “9/11 – 20 Years Later and Current Status of Mastermind Trial,” from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 in the auditorium. 

The presentation is sponsored by the Criminology Program, Social Sciences Department and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The university will also be hosting the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 heroes run at 8 a.m. on Sept. 11. There will be a 5k run, walk, ruck and a one-mile fun run.

A ruck is walking as you carry weight, such as a backpack. 

Attendees must register and buy tickets for the event.

Use the code TAMUSA for $20 race registration or $25 ruck race registration.

About the Author

Daisy Gonzalez-Quezada
Daisy Gonzalez-Quezada
Managing Editor
Daisy Gonzalez-Quezada is a communication senior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She transferred from Allen County Community College in Kansas in 2019. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music and watch either sitcoms or k-dramas. She wants to explore the world as a journalist after graduating.

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