Sept. 11 Memorial Goes Up At UVA | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Sept. 11 Memorial Goes Up At UVA

Play associated audio

Students at the University of Virginia have been pushing for a permanent memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The weekend's installation of a World Trade Center relic marks the culmination of that effort.

The piece of steel will now be on display in Newcomb Hall, which serves as a meeting space on campus.

The memorial also includes an American flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol. It was given to the family of Glenn Davis Kirwin, an alumnus of the university who died in the 2001 attacks.

Both artifacts will be housed in a display case handmade by Benjamin Hedman, an Albemarle County firefighter and Army veteran.

NPR

Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
NPR

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.
WAMU 88.5

Troubles In Puerto Rico And Greece And What They Mean For Other Economies

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. We look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and worldwide.

WAMU 88.5

Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.