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9/11 Memorial Garden

9/11 Memorial Garden


Spirit Rising

Spirit Rising

The 9/11 Memorial Garden is a place of quiet reflection, dedicated to those who perished that day and to honor all who serve to keep our nation safe. The central design element, Eric David Laxman’s inspiring sculpture, Spirit Rising, incorporates steel artifacts from the World Trade Center site.

Memorial Garden Bricks Walkway to Success

Memorial Garden BricksInscriptions on the custom bricks in the Memorial Garden provide many personal memorials or voice hopeful prayers for peace. Spaces for your personalized brick are still available. The donation for a personalized inscription is $100. Please contact the RCC Foundation with the text for your inscription. 845-574-4576

Walkway to Success Honor Roll of Donors

"Survivor Tree" Saplings Dedication 9/11/15

Rockland Community College's 9/11 Memorial Garden includes saplings from the  damaged Survivor Tree found at the World Trade Center following the attacks and nurtured back to health. Read more about the Survivor Tree and seedling program.

Welles Remy Crowther "The Man In The Red Bandana"

As part of the Survivor Tree Dedication and Memorial Service of 9/11/15, Jefferson and Alison Crowther of Nyack NY, the parents of Welles Crowther, lay a wreath in memory of their son. The 24-year-old equity trader gave his life rescuing more than a dozen people on 9/11.

Read about the life and legacy of Welles Crowther.


Out of the BlueDan Masterson, Professor of English, RCC Poet-in-Residence and Poet Laureate of Rockland County has written two 9/11 poems. One, Out of the Blue, is about that fateful day of the attack and a new one written in honor of the Survivor Tree seedlings at RCC, Old Man in the Garden.