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One member of the audience pays silent tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Steve McConnell photos)
Campus comes together again to remember 9/11
11 September 2002

A year after the Sept. 11 attacks against America, thousands of members of the campus community filled Sproul Plaza on Wednesday to mourn the victims and commemorate the heroes. Following a moment of silence for personal reflections, student leaders organized a program of speeches and music looking back to the tragedies of a year ago and examining how the nation and the campus have changed in the past 12 months.

Candlelight vigil at Sproul (Noah Berger photo)

Thoughts, poems, drawings and other messages fill sheets spread across the plaza. (Bonnie Powell photo)

Watch video excerpts of the memorial service:

  • Remarks from ASUC President Jesse Gabriel, Graduate Assembly President Jessica Quindel and Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl
  • Full address by Chancellor Berdahl
    (Also see the text of the chancellor's remarks)
  • The Star-Spangled Banner – A Berkeley mosaic; sung by P.J. MacAlpine, a senior majoring in music and linguistics

Read the full schedule of memorial events on the Berkeley campus.

Students reflect – and speak their mind – at the memorial service.