September 11, 2001 will always go down as one of the most traumatic events in America history. It will be remembered as the day 2,977 lives were lost and over 6,000 were injured in the World Trade Center attack in New York City, New York.
On Sunday night, students gathered on Campus Green in front of DiGiorgio Campus Center at 9:07 p.m. for a prayer for the lost lives on this day in 2001.
They were gathered around in a circle with the American flag in the center being held by other students with the USA national anthem sung by duo Nia Anthony and Hannah Jessup.
The ceremony was held by Visible, a new organization that gears toward helping individuals that feel unrepresented, misrepresented and unheard. They help give these students platforms on campus.
For some who came it was about taking the time to pay their respect to those who lost their lives, however for Fatima Camara, Vice President and founder of Visible, this was a very personal time. She remembers it like it was yesterday.
“It was very dear to my heart because I am a New Yorker and during that time, I was in second grade, I remember my mother coming home at 11 p.m. and I remember her covered in dust from the debris,” Camara said.
Though it wasn’t a huge event, the love and prayers were felt all around by everyone.
“I thank Winthrop so much from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity, these people could have been anywhere else but they came out here, and I really think you guys for that,” Camara said.