When we hear ceremonial sounds, like TAPS, it too often symbolizes tragedy.
Students at Dickinson College remember the tragic events of 9/11 at a special service- a time that shapes the way they live their lives.
Senior Robert Evans was in 4th grade when the towers went down. From New Jersey, he remembers 12 years ago when his father took the path train to go to work, in tower one.
“Basically a waiting game, we knew where my dad was and we were hoping against hope everything was alright,” says Evans.
His dad returned home that day.
“It was a day that never will be forgotten by those who are directly related to it, but it’s a day I hope can be history of this country. Because it’s a painful memory for those involved.”
ROTC cadet, Travis Mable says the September 11th attacks impact his drive to serve his country. At the Dickinson College ceremony, he and his fellow cadets never forget.
Mable says, “It’s important to remember the people we lost but also people that would go on to serve the nation in the Iraq and Afghanistan, as well.”