9/11 Memorial Garden

Service to honor 14 Princetonians who perished in 9/11 attacks

by University Advancement
September 2, 2021

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of almost 3,000 people, including 14 Princetonians.

The 9/11 Service of Remembrance, to be held Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Garden between Nassau and Chancellor Green Halls, will honor and remember those Princetonians who tragically lost their lives that day.

In order of their class and graduate year, the fallen alumni include:

Robert L. Cruikshank ’58, A.B. Economics

Charles A. McCrann ’68, A.B. History

Philip Guza *72, Ph.D. Mathematics

William E. Caswell *75, Ph.D. Physics

Martin P. Wohlforth ’76, A.B. Politics

Robert J. Deraney ’80, A.B. Near Eastern Studies

Joshua A. Rosenthal *81, MPA, School of Public and International Affairs

Karen Klitzman ’84, A.B. Sociology

Jeffrey D. Wiener ’90, BSE Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

John Schroeder ’92, A.B. History

Christopher Ingrassia ’95, A.B. Economics

Robert G. McIlvaine ’97, A.B. English

Christopher Mello ’98, A.B. Psychology

Catherine MacRae ’00, A.B. Economics

The ceremony will include remarks by President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and Rev. Alison Boden, dean of Religious Life and the Chapel, with prayers or reflections from the University’s Jewish, Islamic, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu clergy.

During the ceremony, the 14 names will be read aloud by Mary Newburn ’97, president of the Alumni Association, followed by University Trustee Kim Goodwin ’81, who will ring the bronze “Remembrance” bell after each name is read. 

All are welcome to attend the ceremony, and the event will be live-streamed on both the @Princetonalumni and @Princeton social media channels and on mediacentral.princeton.edu. A recording of the service will be available on September 13 at mediacentral.princeton.edu.

Read reflections about the alumni in a PAW article published November 7, 2001.