Thirteen years have passed since terrorists attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, but the images of that day are still engrained in the minds of all who witnessed the events unfold. Thousands lost their lives, including six Kappa Sigma Brothers who lost theirs in the World Trade Center in New York. These Brothers were:
- Fredric Neal Gabler (Alpha-Kappa, Cornell University, ’90)
- Jeffrey Brian Gardner (Gamma-Upsilon, Rutgers, ’84)
- Andrew Harold Golkin (Delta-Phi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, ’91)
- Richard Blaine Madden (Gamma-Xi, Denison University, ’85)
- James Robert Paul (Beta-Nu, University of Kentucky, ’62)
- William Peter Tselepis (Alpha-Gamma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ’88)
In the days following the attacks, the Fraternity flew a U.S. flag in front of the headquarters, and left it there for six months in memory of these six Brothers. The International Headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., continues to display this flag, a plaque and an oil painting just outside of the entrance to the model chapter room.
Kappa Sigma will always remember the lives lost on 9/11, including our six Brothers, and all who have made sacrifices since that day.