BOSTON (CBS) – There are several events scheduled this weekend in Boston to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
206 people with ties to Massachusetts died that day.
Here is a schedule, provided by The Massachusetts 9/11 Fund:
SATURDAY – September 10
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Boston City Hall Plaza
In collaboration with our service partners Boston Cares, ArtStreet, Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, and 9/11day.org, 9/11 families and friends are creating a 20’x30’ MA 9/11 Fund mural on canvas with “Sidewalk Sam”
SUNDAY – September 11
7:30 a.m: Wreath laying ceremony at Boston Public Garden Memorial, Mayor Thomas Menino officiating
8:30 a.m: Flag lowering, moment of silence and reading of names, front steps, Massachusetts State House, Governor Deval Patrick presiding
9:30 a.m: Commemoration observance and presentation of Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery, Massachusetts State House, House of Representatives Chamber Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo presiding. Speakers include family members, Senator John Kerry, Senator Scott Brown, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy.
1 p.m: City and state will participate in nationwide bell-ringing
2 p.m: Hatch Shell on The Esplanade: A Tribute to America, the heroes and fallen of September 11th, and American service men and women who have served and are serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world. Boston Pops Brass Ensemble, Boston Children’s Chorus, Governor Deval Patrick among the speakers and performers. Liz Walker, MC. Event opens with arrival of 200 Beyond the 11th “Beyond the Bike” riders completing their 270 mile ride from Ground Zero.
7 a.m. – 5 p.m: Red Cross Blood Drive at Fenway Park
11 a.m. – 2 p.m: Third annual Care Package Drive for troops overseas (MA Military Heroes’ Fund) on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the New England Aquarium