It's been 16 years since the September 11th terror attacks.

MCC's Brighton campus held a special ceremony Monday morning outside the PAC Center at its September 11th memorial that was built in 2002.

The monument is a place where everyone is welcome to visit and reflect on that tragic day 16 years ago. It has two spaces in it, and at 8:45 a.m., the sun filled the two spaces in the memorial to symbolize the Twin Towers.

Rochester Police Officer Paul Dondorfer, a former member of the New York City Police Department who was there on 9/11, spoke at the ceremony. He aided in the rescue, recovery and cleanup effort.

"I really want to focus more on how great the community was to us and how people united and didn't divide when something like that happened," said Dondorfer.

A 9/11 service was also held at the U of R in the Eastman Quad where three Midshipmen stood at attention, one holding the American flag, from 8:45 a.m. until noon. 

First responders will hold a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Fireman's Field in Spencerport at 7:00 p.m. and St. John Fisher College will have a candlelight service at 9:00 p.m. at the chapel.