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“New York Remembers” Opens at RCC on August 29

College is one of 30 sites throughout state showing a memorial exhibit on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Thirty “New York Remembers “ exhibits open around the state next week to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. Rockland Community College (RCC) will display the exhibit in its Ellipse building seven days a week beginning on August 29 and ending on September 30.

Patrons will view objects — including photographs, glass from the buildings, airplane scraps and much more. The public has not seen many of the items.

The exhibit materials are expected to be moved in today. RCC Director of Communications Tzipora Reitman said an area had to be cleared in the building for the displays.

The hours of the free exhibit in August are Monday, August 29, Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday August 31 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Classes begin at RCC on Thursday, September 1, enabling the exhibit to be open longer hours. Throughout the month of September the hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Reitman said RCC is extremely honored to have been selected to display the artifacts because 9/11 greatly impacted the college.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said in prepared statement, “These exhibitions will give New Yorkers in towns, villages and cities all across the state a gathering place to once again stand as a community to make sure we never forget those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 and to embrace the spirit of unity that brought us together on that day of devastating tragedy.”

Cuomo, along with the New York State Museum, and the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum, announced the plans that the items were to be “moved and installed with existing state resources.”

RCC is holding a 9/11 Commemoration on Friday, September 9 at 8:15 a.m. Reitman said having the exhibit will make the program more meaningful.

 

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