9/11 Memorial Garden

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For first-year students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September 2001, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing of United Airlines Flight 93 came just a few weeks into their college experience. The events of that day profoundly changed their world and shaped their time on campus. It was fitting, then, that members of the Class of 2005 chose to establish a garden on campus that honors the 9/11 victims who were Carolina alumni. Designed by David Swanson of Swanson & Associates PA in Chapel Hill, the garden features twin stone walls facing one another, as well as a bench, trees and plantings. The garden’s cornerstone bears a plaque with the names of those alumni who died that day:

Karleton Douglas Beye Fyfe ’92
Mary Lou Hague ’96
Andrew Marshall King ’83
Ryan Ashley Kohart ’98
Dora Menchaca ’78
Christopher Quackenbush ’79

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. The closest parking deck open to visitors is in the Rams Head Center, located on Ridge Road behind the Alumni Center.