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Victoria College professor honors first responders in 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Sept. 14, 2013 at 4:14 a.m.

Larry Dunn, professor and program chairman for Victoria College's Medical Laboratory Technology Program speaks at the 9/11 ceremony.

"Freedom is not free." It was paid for by the sacrifices of others.

That's the message shared by Larry Dunn, professor and program chairman for Victoria College's Medical Laboratory Technology Program, during VC's annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11.

Dunn, a longtime Victoria College instructor and Army veteran, was the guest of honor and spoke to a crowd of some 100 students, faculty, staff and community members.

He paid homage to the first responders, many of whom lost their lives while rushing toward danger to rescue victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The terrorist attacks "turned strangers into neighbors" across the U.S., he said. Among those listening to Dunn's remarks were VC Chief of Police Felix Appelt, VC Board of Trustees member Josie Rivera and Parkway Church Senior Pastor Mike Hurt.

Following Dunn's speech, a wreath was placed at the base of the 9/11 tree planted on campus in 2002 by the Latin American Student Organization.

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