Members of the Washington and Lee University community remember where they were and how they reacted to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
20 Years Later
Twenty years ago this September 11, our nation was subjected to one of the most unthinkable events in its 243-year history. Two Washington and Lee University alumni were among the 2,997 lives lost that day, while countless other lives were forever changed. On this milestone anniversary, we take a look back at the impact of the terrorist attacks, both in the days following and two decades later.
The Washington and Lee University community remembered the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with a memorial ceremony and placing of 2,977 American flags on Stemmons Plaza.
A collection of W&L images from the two decades since the 9/11 attacks.
The Schlegel Scholarship, established in memory of Commander Robert A. Schlegel '85, who died at the Pentagon on 9/11, has supported 26 students at W&L.
Life held great potential for James Gadiel '00, who perished in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
How the W&L community reacted in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at W&L, was inspired by the 9/11 attacks to compose an original song, "A Prayer for Peace."
Cpl. Chris Coffland '88 was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Nov. 13, 2009. His death inspired the founding of Catch a Lift, a charity helping wounded post 9/11 combat veterans.
With podcasts that look inward and outward, the Younis brothers amplify their perspective as global citizens.