Fifteen years have passed since the horrific events that marked our history and lives forever. This Sept. 12, Texas A&M University – Kingsville held a Memorial walk to commemorate all the fallen heroes and individuals who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The TAMUK Student Veteran Association, along with the National Organization for Women and Spectrum held the 9-11 Memorial Walk Commemoration Monday morning in front of College Hall. Students gathered around the ROTC building and paid tribute to all that were affected by the attacks.
President of the Student Veteran Association Taryn Melugin, gave a small speech in which she talked about the importance of remembrance towards those individuals who gave up their lives for this nation. “It is a way for everyone to get together on campus and remember what happened that day” Taryn added.
The ROTC fired a cannon before the race as a representation of freedom and afterwards participants walked for four laps around the University Boulevard. Jenni Vinson, lecturer for the department of language and literature, said “Last year it was our first annual 9-11 Memorial Walk at the 14th year anniversary and we decided we wanted to try to do it on an annual basis to have an actual memorial of remembrance”.
One of the participants who attended this walk was Sophomore Shante Perez who finished off by saying “Not only am I doing it for those who died that day, I’m doing it for my father as well because he served and he was there when that happened, so it was for a good cause.”