BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Several events were held in Boston Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The two jets that struck the World Trade Center towers in New York originated from Logan Airport.
The commemoration began with a wreath laying ceremony at The Garden of Remembrance Memorial in the Public Garden at 7:30 a.m.
Watch: Wreath Laying Ceremony
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke to victims families there and revealed a personal connection that his girlfriend Lorrie Higgins lost her cousin Susan on American Airlines Flight 11 that morning.
Watch: Names of 206 Victims Read
An hour later, at a ceremony on the State House front steps, the names of 206 people who died in the attacks and had ties to Massachusetts were read aloud after a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the moment Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
A civilian bravery award named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant on Flight 11 who alerted authorities to the hijacking, was awarded later inside the State House to Michael DeSousa who alerted people to a fire in Fall River on July 6, 2013.
WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports
Last year’s recipient was Carlos Arredondo, who helped rescue a severely wounded victim of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Other commemorations were held at the USS Constitution.
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