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On September 11, 2018, Palau Community College held the 17th 9-11 memorial service to remember the victims and honor the heroes of September 11, 2001 terror attack on the United States of America, an in effect the free world. This year’s service, held in the Assembly Hall was cosponsored by Ministry of Health Emergency Health Program, U.S. Embassy and CAT 3603. In attendance were Ibedul Yutaka Gibbons, ROP Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold B. Oilouch, Presidential Chief of Staff Secilil Eldebechl, MOH Emergency Health director and staff, members of CAT 36-03, members of the PCC Board of Trustees, PCC administrators, faculty, students and staff.
All featured speakers of this year’s service – PCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Billy G. Kuartei, Welcoming Remarks; PCC President Dr. Patrick U. Tellei, Remembrance Message; Ambassador Amy J. Hyatt, Special Remarks – all spoke of why and how we must all come together to remember the victims and heroes of that solemn day in September 2001 as well as the victims and heroes of the continued fight against terrorism, and how as members of the global society, yearning for world peace, we must not only remain conscious of worldwide events that affect us all, but come together to show unity and resilience and eventually overcome evil. Ambassador Hyatt reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the defense and security of Palau and commended those who continue to serve in the armed forces to keep us safe. The ceremony was follow by the showing of Man in Red Bandana, a documentary about equity trader Welles Remy Crowther, one of the many heroes of September 11, 2001.
Palau Community College takes this opportunity to thank MOH Emergency Health Program, US Embassy in Palau and CAT 36-03 for their partnership and assistance in making this year’s memorial service a success.
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