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Art of Remembrance

World Trade Center photograph by Charles Moretz
©2021 Charles Hugh Moretz Jr. All rights reserved.

A Memorial Ceremony Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

On September 11, 2001, the United States experienced a series of terrorist attacks – the largest in the nation’s history. These events changed the country dramatically and set the stage for a world few could ever have imagined. Generations of our students will bear the weight of these catastrophic threats to a peaceful democracy. Understanding the historical significance of 9/11 is profound and relevant in order to gain a perspective on current and future global challenges.

Presented by the Crafts Center and Arts NC State

Saturday, September 11, 2021
7 p.m.
Stewart Theatre
NC State University

Video of this event is available on the NC State YouTube channel.

This event will feature music and dance from NC State arts students, words from the chancellor, Randy Woodson, and presentations from several NC State alumni.

Face coverings will be required for all audience members. Please check the Protect the Pack website for the most current information regarding campus policies.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Direct accommodation requests to: Carol Fountain Nix,

Opening music by the NC State Department of Music
Mark Evans ‘16: Sound of September: A 9/11 Sonic Narrative     
Chancellor Randy Woodson
Performance by the NC State Dance Program
Charles Moretz ‘72: Genius Loci: The Art of Remembrance
Musical recording by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter: Grand Central Station
North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green: Lifting Veils
John Cerqueira ’01: That Day in September
Military and Veterans Services: Color Guard and Bagpipes

David Potorti, former theater and literature director for the North Carolina Arts Council in Raleigh, has co-published a book, Crossing the Rift: North Carolina Poets on 9/11 & Its Aftermath, featuring poetry from 119 NC poets, including presenter and current North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green. Books will be on sale at the event.

Book cover of Crossing the Rift, a collection of poetry by North Carolina writers about 9/11. The cover image includes a man walking on a highwire between the former twin towers of the World Trade Center.