KRDO – UCCS 9/11 memorial

in colorado springs, this 9-11 artifact sits at uccs. it’s been here for seven years now. the memorial contains a steel plate salvaged from the wreckage of the world trade center and was designed by a team of uccs engineering students, in cooperation with united states air force engineers. it’s located between the college of engineering and applied sciences building and the osborne center for science & engineering. “it’s a way for everyone to kind of connect those who remember that day very well as well as those who just know it from history to where they can kind of reflect in what that day meant for the country.” the memorial is the sister of a display at the cheyenne mountain air station, which incorporates a beam from the world trade center around four pillars representing sentimental perspectives from the attacks on new york, washington, d.c. and shanksville, pennsylvania. the artifacts used in both displays weredonated by the national homeland defense foundation.