Sage Patriot Day

The Sage Colleges will be honoring the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001 with a number of events leading up to Sunday, September 11, 2011, Patriot Day, by bringing the campus community together for reflection and remembrance. 

9/11 Remembered

August 30-September 22 - Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy Campus

An exhibit of paintings and poems inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, by Sage graduate students.

SCA Community Meeting

September 7 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm - Opalka Gallery, Albany Campus 

Guest speaker Chris Brunner, former reporter and news director, will lead a discussion about the news, response, and impact of September 11, 2001 on our lives. Lunch will be provided to participants and is open to the entire Sage community.

10th Anniversary Remembrance 

September 11 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm - Opalka Gallery, Albany Campus

To mark the 10th Anniversary of this tragic day The Sage colleges will be partnering with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum:

This partnership will allow for fundraising to take place to benefit the work of the museum. The main initiative is a student led project in the form of artwork created as a memorial to honor those lost in the tragic attacks.

 “9/11 Remembrance Quilt”

This student led project will be the creation of a large quilt to be constructed on both our Troy and Albany campuses. The quilt will be constructed from 444 individual patches that will be decorated by Sage community members. The “9/11 Remembrance Quilt” will be a constant reminder of not only September 11, 2001 and the victims who lost their lives but also the heroes who stepped forward to preserve our freedoms.

The “9/11 Remembrance Quilt” will be displayed on campus once it is completed and a moment of silence will be observed on Sunday, September 11, 2011, Patriot Day.

For those interested in decorating one of the 444 patches and/or making a monetary donation please contact SCA Students Ginelle Butler ( and Hannah Walker ( or Assistant Dean Vincent Porfirio ( or 518-292-1753) in the Office of Student Life.  

Patriot Day:

Established and designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

On this day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. Americans also observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum:

Located at the World Trade Center site, the Museum will bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath. The Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.

Additional information about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum can be found here:

For more information about Patriot Day 2011 please contact Assistant Dean Vincent Porfirio ( or 518-292-1753) in the Office of Student Life.