The University of Maine at Farmington remembers first responders on September 11

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From left: Kirsten Swan, UMF director of student leadership; Enrico Echevarria, multicultural admissions counselor; and Connor Fahey, coordinator of orientation and transition programs, helped members of the UMF campus community send their thanks to local first responders. (UMF Image.)

FARMINGTON – Members of the University of Maine at Farmington community gathered in the Olsen Student Center to commemorate the tragic 9/11 events from 2001, and remember current first responders and their dedication.

Kirsten Swan, UMF director of student leadership; Connor Fahey, coordinator of orientation and transition programs; and Enrico Echevarria, multicultural admissions counselor, shared an information table with posters including a visual timeline of the 9/11 events and reaction on the Farmington campus that day. In 2001, UMF students, faculty and staff helped each other process the events of that day as they unfolded and several candlelight vigils were held in collaboration with the community.

“It is so important to remember the sacrifice of so many on that day and to appreciate our first responders who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” said Swan.

Specially printed postcards were available for individuals to thank our firefighters, police and first responders who provide essential services in times of emergency and disaster. They are always at the forefront of any incident and ensure the safety and well-being of the community.

Remembrance lapel ribbons were also available to anyone interested.

More on University of Maine at Farmington: A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college known for its commitment to teacher preparation and student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for enriching professional careers, engaged citizenship and an enduring love of learning.

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