The Heroes Memorial is located on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, behind the J. Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel.
At the center of the memorial is a 3,500-pound steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, which was attacked on September 11.
The steel structure was donated to the University by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The Heroes Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 2011.
A solemn ceremony is held at the memorial each Veterans Day.
The 2014 Veterans Day event was well-attended.
Placards bear the names of those who died on September 11, 2001 as well as the service men and women who have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
More than 5,550 of the service men and women who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq were between the ages of 18 and 24, representing the traditional college-age population in our country and our campus.
"Let us honor their service by being Citizens worthy of their sacrifice." - Jem Spectar, President