BOSTON (CBS) – Several events in Boston marked the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks Tuesday.
The day began with a Red Cross blood drive at Fenway Park. Then, at 8:30 a.m, the names of the 206 victims with ties to Massachusetts were read outside the State House.
A short time later, at 8:46 a.m, the TSA held a moment of silence by the Terminal B checkpoints at Logan Airport, marking the exact moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.
An honor named for a flight attendant on that flight, the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery was presented inside at the State House at 9:30 a.m. to Ray Armistead and Ryan Saba of Bridgewater. They risked their lives back in January to save a couple stuck in a car on a snowed in railroad crossing as a train approached and then slammed into the car.
There were also several one-gun salutes fired at the USS Constitution in Charlestown Tuesday morning, marking the moments both towers were struck in New York, the collapse of both towers and the times that planes were crashed at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
A wreath laying ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the 9/11 Contemplative Garden in the Boston Public Garden. Also this afternoon, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Project 351 will team up with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund and Gold Star families to create 1,000 care packages for troops serving overseas.
For more information on the day’s events, visit the Mass 9/11 Fund website.