Student Life

NCC Remembers 9/11/01

Nash Community College faculty, staff and students gathered on Wednesday to remember the events of September 11, 2001. Northern Nash High School’s ROTC presented the colors and NCC Direct Loan Officer Heather Perry sang the National Anthem. Nash County Emergency Services Assistant Director and Risk Manager Scott Rogers shared remarks during the ceremony held by the Business and Industry Center flag pole.“From the moment I was invited to speak, and as I began to gather my thoughts until this moment that I stand here now, there has been one topic that was obvious to me that I speak on and that is commitment,” he said. “Twelve years ago today many good people displayed their commitment to good. They displayed commitment to service, commitment to self, and commitment to others.”From first responders to business professionals, security guards, doctors, nurses and passersby, Rogers explained the high level of sacrifice and commitment shown on September 11, 2001. “For you see commitment is defined as the state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons; the pledge to do.”“What better way can we remember and honor those that lost their lives this day 12 years ago to senseless tragedy? I say we can commit, commit to prevention, and commit to be alert, to being aware. After the events of 9/11 the NYPD coined the phrase “see something- say something. The young men and women who graduate from this college and many others trained in law enforcement cannot bear all the burden for the prevention of evil, we must all be committed.”Nash Community College trains first responders providing necessary preparation of area law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency medical personnel, training that continues to evolve with an expanding and aging population. Special thanks to Nash Community College’s Student Government Association for sponsoring the memorial ceremony.