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A Life of Selfless Service, Sacrifice, and Civic Engagement: Cyril 'Rick' Rescorla

National Archives at New York City

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT

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In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, the National Archives hosts a panel discussion about Selfless Service and Sacrifice. America witnessed many heroic actions during and after the September 11 attacks. The story of Colonel Rescorla (U.S. Army, Ret.) is one of them. Although Rescorla perished in the attacks, he is credited with saving the lives of 2,700 fellow employees of Morgan Stanley and inspiring all those around him. A panel will discuss Rescorla’s lifelong courage, service, sense of community, and inspirational leadership. Megan Jones, Senior Director of Education Programs, 911 Memorial and Museum, will moderate the conversation with Conrad Crane, Chief of Analysis and Research for the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, PA; Lissa Young, Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY; and Jenna Ryall, Director of Civics for All at the New York City Department of Education.

Program and Featured Document Display commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi.

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