Gordon State College Remembers the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks approaches, the GSC History Club invited faculty, staff and students to attend the Third Annual “Remembering 9/11” event featuring a Q&A with first responder heroes on September 9 both in-person and in a virtual format.

The GSC campus community had the opportunity to hear, first-hand, about a watershed event that changed the world through the experiences of former NYC Paramedics, Nancy Tahaney, John Freudenberg and Robert Wilson; Retired NYC EMT, David Maxwell; Retired Four-Star Air Force General, Philip Breedlove, who was at the Pentagon; and Retired Secret Service Agent, Warren Chambers, who was at the White House on that horrific day.

Gordon State College thanks these individuals, many of whom still suffer from the after-effects with chronic health issues, for travelling to GSC during the pandemic to share their stories.

Circulation and Media Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Science, Beverly Eskridge said, “The presentation made me emotional, and I shed a few tears. It also made me proud of the panelists because they weren’t just doing their jobs, but they were doing so much more.”

Twenty years later, we continue to remember and honor those we lost and those heroic individuals who helped our country during this tragic event.