UW-Green Bay recognizes the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with presentations and tribute flags

UW-Green Bay will honor those who lost their lives and the rescue workers who worked valiantly to save lives during the terrorist attacks and collapse of the World Trade Center, on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • The UW-Green Bay Libraries (Green Bay, Sheboygan and Marinette Campuses) are participating in Sept. 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11. The poster exhibition will be available on the third floor of the Cofrin Library starting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, running through Friday, Sept. 17. See more about this exhibit and a free related webinar.
  • The University Union will also commemorate Sept. 11, 2001 with an exhibit displaying the names of lives lost and prompting questions to engage the campus community. The 9/11 Rememberance will be on display Friday, Sept. 10 through Monday, Sept. 13. In recognition of the lives lost and the 20th anniversary of the attacks, the University Carillon bells will ring at the moments of each attack.
  • Flags a tribute to 9/11 fallen rescue workers. Sept. 11, 2001 commemorative flags will be flown next week at Lambeau Cottage. In July of 2009, friend of the University, Marcia Mueller donated the original flag that shows the stars over the original Twin Towers of New York City. The second flag was a gift to passionate alumnus Craig Mueller (Marcia’s brother) from a friend who worked at the New York Police Department. The “Flag of Heroes” lists the names of all the rescue workers who gave their lives in 2001. Craig Mueller, a 1971 graduate, made a $1 million estate gift—the largest ever academic gift by an alumnus at the time to create an endowment for students in Art, Visual Design and Communication. The nautical poles located near Lambeau Cottage were installed in his honor. Mueller spent the majority of his career as a commercial airline pilot and avid sailor. He suffered life-threatening injuries on a runway accident in 1998 that ended his piloting career but not his zest for life. He died in 2007 after battling cancer.