9/11 Remembrance

Hofstra students, faculty, and staff gather to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and honor the Hofstra community members and others lost that day. The remembrance ceremony is held at the site of the 9/11 memorial marker that bears the names of the 26 Hofstra alumni and one student who perished in 2001. The marker is located by the Hofstra Labyrinth (in front of C.V. Starr Hall), South Campus.

The wording from the plaque on the memorial:

In memory of those members of the Hofstra family lost on September 11, 2001

Kenneth M. Caldwell
John Cefalu
Joni Cesta
Susan Marie Clyne
Jeffrey M. Dingle
Andrew Fisher
Richard P. Fitzsimons
Joseph G. Hunter
Douglas G. Karpiloff
Joseph A. Kelly
Neil D. Levin
Alisha c. Levin
Noell C. Maerz

Edward J. Mardovich
Justin McCarthy
Alok K. Merta
Bernard E. Patterson
Edward J. Perrotta
Adam Ruhalter
Andrew J. Stern
Frederick T. Varacchi
Joshua Vitale
Courtney W. Walcott
Glenn E. Wilkinson
Glenn J. Winuk
Julie Lynn Zipper

"And (the phoenix) is a full fair bird
to look upon, against the sun, for
he shineth full gloriously and nobly."

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

About the Memorial

John Safer’s sculptures often relate or evoke flight – heavy materials like steel and bronze seem weightless in his soaring works. While this work may resemble the flame of a memorial candle, it’s title, Phoenix, combines the imagery of both flames and flight. The mythological bird, born of flames, that lives eternally is a fitting tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

About the Sculpture
This sculpture was dedicated on the second anniversary of 9/11 in remembrance of those from the Hofstra community who lost their lives on that tragic day. The artist, John Safer, donated his design of the sculpture, and the foundry which fabricated the work did so at cost for the Museum.