LCCC President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

Remembering 20 Years Since 9/11

For those of us old enough to remember, it’s a day frozen in time. September 11, 2001.

It’s one of those days that leaves a mark on your soul. You remember what you were doing, where you were and who you were with at the time the news broke that our country was under attack. For all of us, the day was marked with fear, shock and sadness and forever changed the way we view the world.

Read the President's Blog


9/11 Remembrance Display

Open to the public September 10-17.

911 Display

This installation was created in solemn recognition of the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. The blue flags represent the 2,977 individuals, representing 77 countries, who tragically lost their lives:

  • 246 passengers and crew aboard the four planes
  • 2,606 people at the Twin Towers, including 441 New York City first responders
  • 125 people at the Pentagon

The center of the star features four lights representing the four hijacked planes and their four locations of impact. An additional augmented reality feature is available via visitors’ smartphones, which projects a semi-translucent image of the Twin Towers inside the star.

(“Left and Right Twin Towers” by Leonardo Zarzuela is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Opacity changed to 50%.)


LCCC’s 9/11 Memorial Event

September 10, 2021

Read about the event in the Morning Journal

Read about the event in the Chronicle Telegram

Event Photos


Cleveland-Area Air Traffic Controller on 9/11 Shares his Story

On September 11, 2001, Robert Douglas was an air traffic controller responsible for airspace over Ohio and western Pennsylvania – which included the route flown by United Airlines Flight 93.

Douglas is the husband of LCCC’s Dean of Social Sciences and Human Services Denise Douglas. 

Watch as Douglas shares his experiences on 9/11.