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  • Monument Name

    9/11 Memorial Garden, UNC, Chapel Hill

  • Type

    Public Space

  • Subjects

    Tragedy

  • Creator

    David Swanson , Designer

  • City

    Chapel Hill

  • County

    Orange

  • Description

    Created by UNC's Class of 2005, the garden features twin stone walls which face one another, a bench, trees and other foliage. The garden’s cornerstone bears a plaque with the names of those alumni who died during terrorist attacks on on September 11, 2001.

  • Inscription

    9/11 MEMORIAL GARDEN / Given by the Class of 2005 in memory of the Carolina alumni / who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. / Karleton Douglas Beye Fyfe '92 / Mary Lou Hague '96 / Andrew Marshall King '83 / Ryan Ashley Kohart '98 / Dora Menchaca '78 / Christopher Quackenbush '79 / "We are here...to contemplate the tragic events that have confronted our nation, our world and our own community, to offer our support and consolation for those in grief and distress, and to gather strength from each other." - Chancellor James Moeser September 12, 2001

  • Custodian

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Dedication Date

    September 11, 2007

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.907530 , -79.046390 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "9/11 Memorial Garden," UNC Landmarks, (accessed March 19, 2012) Link

      "Carolina Remembers 9/11," UNC Spotlight, (accessed March 19, 2012) Link

      "Chapel Hill Memorial Garden," Voices of September 11th, (accessed March 19, 2012) Link

      "Class of 2005 Remembers 9/11," The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, NC), September 12, 2007, (accessed March 28, 2012) Link

      "Six Years Later: Remembering Sept. 11," The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, NC), September 11, 2007, (accessed March 28, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    The UNC Class of 2005

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The memorial garden was dedicated at 11:30 AM on September 11th, 2007 as a gift from the class of 2005. The ceremony began with the presentation of the flags by the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC Color Guard. Following, Chancellor James Moeser gave a welcome address.

  • Subject Notes

    The monument honors 6 UNC alumni who were lost in the 9/11 attacks; Karleton Douglas Beye Fyfe, Mary Lou Hague, Andrew Marshall King, Ryan Ashley Kohart, Dora Menchaca and Christopher Quackenbush.

    Karelton Douglas Bete Fyfe graduated from UNC in 1992 with a double major in economics and philosophy, and was on board one of the planes that crashed into the Twin Towers.

    Mary Lou Hague graduated from UNC in 1996 with a degree in business administration. She was working on the 89th floor of the second tower at the time of the attack.

    Andrew Marshall King graduated in 1983 and was known for his outgoing attitude. He was in one of the towers when the planes hit, working as the president of the ESpeed desk at Cantor Fitzgerald.

    Ryan Ashley Kohart graduated in 1998 with a degree in Political Science and was working on the 104th floor of the North tower as an equities trader for Cantor Fitzgerald when the planes hit.

    Dora Menchaca graduated from UNC in 1978, having received her Masters from the UNC School of Public Health. Menchaca was on American Airlines flight 77, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.

    Christopher Quackenbush graduated in 1979 with a degree in Political Science. He was working on the 104th floor for Sandler O'Neill, an investment banking firm that he helped found.

  • Location

    The memorial garden is directly across from Carmichael Residence hall.

  • Landscape

    The 9/11 Memorial Garden is located just off the brick walkway along Stadium Drive, on the same side of the road as Kenan Stadium, in the grove between the stadium and the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

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