Oct. 17, 2008: The Freedom From Terrorism Memorial was dedicated. It is located at the corner of Coke and Lubbock streets, in proximity to the Corps' Quadrangle. The memorial was a gift from the classes of 1968 and 2003 and designed by Texas A&M architecture students. The memorial is a tribute to those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and to all the Aggies who died during the war on terrorism.
The 22-foot tall vertical walls represent the attacks' impact on American culture and recovery, with the rough material on one of the walls for the scarring of the American people. The gap between the walls represents the people who died to protect freedom. The rows of 12 cubes signify the 12th Man and the Aggie Spirit.