For The Record

The law school’s Veterans & Military Law Association joined with the Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service in September to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The multiday event included a tour of the Virginia War Memorial as well as beautification efforts at the Amelia Veterans Cemetery. The VMLA invited members of the law school community to paint memorial stones with symbols of gratitude or compassion to place at the gravesites of 10 post-9/11 veterans.

Charmaine Nyman, L’22, spearheaded the project. For many law school students, Nyman pointed out, the attacks are a distant childhood memory. “9/11 was a tragic day in the history of our country, and we don’t want to forget that,” she said, adding that she hoped the project would help participants “remember why our service members died for our freedom.”