College of DuPage commemorates 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Remembering the thousands of lives lost and the indelible impression the 2001 Sept. 11 terrorist attacks left upon American history, members of the College of DuPage community, including college officials, members of the COD Police Department and cadets from the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy gathered Wednesday to observe a moment of silence at the Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center. The center houses a beam from the World Trade Center.
The College of DuPage is one of only a few educational institutions nationwide selected to receive a relic from the twin towers following Sept. 11.
Weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds and measuring 27 inches by 127 inches, the ceiling beam is the focal point of the college's permanent memorial to the Sept. 11 attacks, appropriately placed in the center, which features state-of-the-art training facilities for first responders.