On September 11, 2016, Texas A&M University - San Antonio hosted the Ground Zero 360 Retrospective: 15 Years Later. Three first responder families who lost loved ones at the World Trade Center on 9/11 were present to participate in a permanent memorial and planting of a seedling from the 9/11 Survivor Tree, the sole tree that remained after the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings. The Survivor Tree Memorial which honors the victims of 9/11, with a special emphasis on military victims, was generously donated by the Geroge and Fay Young Foundation, and is located in the Healing Garden adjacent to the University’s Patriots’ Casa—an academic home for the brave that provides academic, life and career skills support for military-affiliated students.

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