Alumni of Carnegie Mellon University that perished on 9/11
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 40° 26.556 W 079° 56.568
17T E 589657 N 4477419
Quick Description: Small tree planted in the center of campus at the first year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2009 7:17:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM6G88
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Long Description:
Located in a central and busy pedestrian through way on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, the memorial consists of a small plaque, elevated from the ground at about 15 inches high, and located in front of a small tree. The tree was planted in October 2001, and the plaque was unveiled during a ceremony on the first year anniversary, on September 11, 2002. On the plaque, the names of the university's alumni that perished are inscribed, along with a poem by Jim Daniels, professor of English.
dedicated on 09/11/2002

built by Carnegie Mellon Alumni

Text on the memorial:
in Remembrance


We move through heavy days,
wading through the river
of routine, carrying on,
because we must.

While evil shrinks to its dense
core, we grow into a family
of open hands. In every room,
we search for one to clasp,
one to kiss, embrace
of us.

We mourn. We bow our heads
to find our real voices,
to refuse the columns of names
and make each name its own list
of one.

Now we look over the flat lawns,
carefully tended, smooth as dreams
in which we survive one
more day.

We remember the earth
has been broken. We plant a tree.
Here it rises without a sound.
Here we stop
and listen.

By Jim Daniels, professor of English
Carnegie Mellon University
October 13, 2001

Written in remembrance of our distinguished alumni and friends lost on September 11, 2001

Lawrence Kim
Frederick Kuo, Jr.
Gary Lasko
Alan Linton
Norma Lang Steuerle
Jonathan Uman
Matthew D. Yarnell
Location of the tree: university

Type of tree: Did not notice. Will go back, look and update

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