Prayer services will be held at the 9/11 memorials on each campus at noon on September 11 to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, in which 36 Fordham alumni and three evening students lost their lives. By the time the counting was complete, more than 70 women and men deeply rooted in the Fordham family were lost. We will gather together for Mass in the University Church at 5:30 p.m. on September 11, 2006, to remember them.
In 2001, the University established the Fordham Family Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance to current and future students whose families experienced financial hardship as a result of losses in the 9/11 attacks. Candidates qualified to receive aid from this endowed scholarship include children of Fordham alumni, New York City police officers, firefighters and public servants lost in the attack or rescue operations on 9/11. “Fordham Remembers” t-shirts are on sale in the University book stores, all proceeds from which go to the Fordham Family Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Walsh Family Library is exhibiting “Fifth Anniversary of 9/11/2001: We Remember Them,” from August 21 through December 21, 2006, featuring profiles of Fordham alumni lost on 9/11, and a collection of literature depicting the horrific events of that day.