As I reflect on the 20 years since the Sept. 11 attack on our nation, I am struck by how many reading this brief missive were not yet born or have no memory of this terrible tragedy. For those who vividly remember, the day had an unparalleled impact on each of us. However, we must also acknowledge the impact this event inadvertently had on our current students when our country's trajectory was changed. We all share in the need to honor those who lost their lives, and we collectively remain grateful for the volunteers, the first responders and our armed forces who met the tragic moment with unwavering service to our country.
—Pamela Whitten, IU president