Mayo Clinic lit buildings across the institution in red, white and blue on Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The buildings lighted include the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, the sign to the main entrance and the hospital parking garage in Florida, and some Mayo Clinic Health System facilities.
The building lighting recognizes the memory of those who lost their lives that day in 2001, when planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane also crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Mayo Clinic lights its facilities to raise awareness about medical conditions, observe periods of public mourning, and recognize certain holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day. Mayo Clinic policy guides decisions to light facilities.
Ringing of the carillon in Rochester
The Rochester Carillon rang at noon CT on Friday, Sept. 10, with a special concert honoring the lives lost on 9/11. Following the concert, the carillon bell tolled 102 times, one for each minute between the time the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center and the building’s collapse.
The carillon concert can be viewed via the Mayo Clinic History and Heritage website.