BOSTON (AP) — The more than 200 people with direct ties to Massachusetts who died on Sept. 11, 2001 have been remembered as the state joins the nation in marking the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports
The names of the victims were read by Gov. Deval Patrick, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and family members during a ceremony outside the Statehouse on Tuesday.
A wreath was placed earlier at the state’s 9/11 memorial in the Boston Public Garden.
Murray presented the annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery to Paul Antonino of Wakefield, who in April rushed into a burning apartment building in East Boston to alert people inside.
All 30 residents escaped safely.
Sweeney was a flight attendant on one of the two planes that were hijacked from Logan International Airport and flown into the World Trade Center.
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Here is a list of local events remaining for Tuesday:
11 am to 2 pm – Care Packages for Deployed Military Personnel
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Mother’s Walk in Boston.
Volunteers and supporters will help the Military Heroes Fund assemble 1,000 care packages, which will be shipped to military personnel from Massachusetts stationed around the globe.
5:30 pm – Cushing Memorial Park, Dudley Road, Framingham
Framingham will host a remembrance ceremony for those who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001, including the seventeen people with ties to Framingham
6 pm – Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
Ashburton Park at the State House.
6:30 pm – Newton new Sept. 11 memorial groundbreaking
Newton Fire Headquarters at 1164 Centre St.
7 pm – Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial Commemoration, Chandler Street
This takes place on the site built in front of the public library on to honor all MA victims, but especially Peter Hashem and Peter Gay, both residents of Tewksbury.