On Sept. 11, the Office of Student Life, Veteran Services Center, and the Irvine Valley College (IVC) Classified Senate Caring Campus Team, in collaboration with UCI Health, hosted a 9/11 memorial ceremony to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
IVC President John Hernandez began the ceremony by introducing Medical Director of the UCI Transfusion Medicine Service at UC Irvine Medical Center Dr. Minh-Ha Tran, who shared a few words about the importance of the event. President Hernandez then led participants through a moment of silence while Lieutenant Phillip Romero and Officer Jason Mann performed a flag-folding ceremony. A memorial table was staged in the center of the event with vases symbolizing the Twin Towers, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth plane that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
The event included a life-saving blood drive where more than 80 volunteers signed up to donate blood to help increase the supply for patients at UCI Health, Orange County’s only Level I Trauma Center.
To contribute to the UCI Campus Blood Donor Center in Irvine, schedule an appointment by visiting Find A Drive.