Memorial Sites | Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Dedicated to:
Lawrence Don Kim, Frederick Kuo, Jr., Gary Edward Lasko, Alan Patrick Linton, Jr., Norma Lang Steuerle, Jonathan J. Uman, and Matthew David Yarnell

Located on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, this memorial features a commemorative plaque set at the base of tree that has been dedicated to seven Carnegie Mellon alumni who were lost on 9/11.

Inscription: US, Now We move through heavy days, wading through the river of routine, carrying on, because we must. While evil shrinks to its dense core, we grow into a family of open hands. In every room, we search for one to clasp, one to kiss, the embrace of us. We mourn. We bow our heads to find our real voices, to refuse the columns of names, and make each name its own list of one. Now we look over the flat lawns, carefully tended, smooth as dreams in which we survive one more day. We remember the earth has been broken. We plant a tree. Here it rises without a sound. Here we stop and listen. By Jim Daniels, professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University, October 13, 2001, Written in remembrance of our distinguished alumni and friends lost on September 11, 2001