MCCC Prepares to Honor the Victims of 9/11 by Maintaining a Focus on Unity, Remembrance and Service


West Windsor, N.J. – Though the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent Mercer County Community College from hosting its annual in-person September 11 Remembrance Ceremony, the college has made plans to unite the local community around a video presentation on the morning of Sept. 11.

According to MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang, the video is the college’s way of stressing the importance of keeping the memory of the victims alive.

“The Mercer County Community was forever changed on September 11,” said Wang. Nearly 30 county residents perished in the attacks, all of whom are now memorialized at a monument at Mercer County Park.

The county’s September 11 Memorial at Mercer County Park, near the Marina, was designed to be a special place where people can go for solace 365 days a year. County Executive Brian M. Hughes encourages everyone to visit that memorial when the time is right for them, to spend a few moments in quiet reflection and remembrance.

Additionally, MCCC is using the video as part of a larger campaign to urge locals to support the people and organizations that risk their lives during times of tragedy.

“We invite you to support those who continue to protect our community through acts of service,” Wang said. She noted that reaching out to emergency personnel to assist with community cleanup or providing food or baked goods to local institutions works to preserve the spirit of unity 19 years after the attacks.

“Right now, our motto is ‘We are here to help.’ That extends beyond our commitment to providing an excellent education to our community,” Wang said.

“Whether that means providing COVID-19 support, resources to fight unemployment, or saluting our emergency personnel, MCCC is always here to help.

To view the MCCC Sept. 11 Memorial Video, on the morning of Sept. 11, visit the college’s YouTube page.

And to view a letter from the president visit:

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. MCCC is home to 70 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs. The college also offers many educational experiences, leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with other students and faculty/staff members in an informal setting.

More than 40 clubs offer students the opportunity to explore special interests. Many of these clubs are directly affiliated with fields of study and augment classroom experiences.

In addition, art exhibits, dance productions, dramatic presentations, musical productions, and performances by guest artists are sponsored throughout the year. Music organizations include the college chorus, jazz band, symphonic band, dance ensemble, and stage band.

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County Executive Brian M. Hughes encourages everyone to visit the September 11 Memorial at Mercer County Park when the time is right for them, to spend a few moments in quiet reflection and remembrance. (Photo courtesy of the Mercer County Dept. of Communications.)