This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which claimed the lives of 2,977 people and injured thousands more at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

To commemorate the solemn occasion, UVA Today is highlighting stories that show how this momentous event in U.S. history intersects with the University of Virginia and the extended University community.

This collection of stories is not intended to represent all the ways that 9/11 impacted the UVA community or to catalog all the members of our community who helped to navigate and recover from the national crisis. Instead, it offers a selection of poignant stories of grief, resilience, heroism and service, and explores the indelible mark that 9/11 left on the nation through the lens of UVA.

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McGregor McCance

Associate Vice President for Communications and Executive Editor, UVA Today Office of University Communications