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Remembering 9/11 on Campus

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: September 11, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Monday, Sept. 11, is the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11/2001, the morning terrorists hijacked four American airplanes. Two airplanes flew into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the fourth crashed in a field near Shanksville in western Pennsylvania.

Villanova University lost fifteen alumni that day; they are commemorated in a stained glass window in Corr Hall Chapel. The window, installed in November 2006, was designed by the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, ’73, an artist, professor and curator and director of the University Art Gallery. Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, a stained glass studio in Siena, Italy, created the window from Father Cannuli’s design.

On the left of the window is a panel depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary in prayer. The right panel shows the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and fields, the sites where the four planes crashed. At the bottom of this panel is list of the fifteen Villanovans who perished that day, fourteen in the World Trade Center and a flight attendant on United Airlines flight 175.

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Right panel with Twin Towers, Pentagon, Pennsylvania field and panel with list of alumni who perished on 9/11.


In addition to the permanent commemoration in Corr Chapel, Falvey Memorial Library has installed, in the past, a small commemoration at the circulation desk.Villanova has not forgotten 9/11.

Falvey's Commemoration

Falvey’s Commemoration

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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