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Remembering 9/11

It’s been 19 years since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.  Here are some ways to honor and remember.

Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Events

Governor Charlie Baker and other state officials will honor victims who died at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and in a field in rural Pennsylvania via a mix of pre-recorded and in-person events. You can watch starting at 8:30am on Friday on the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund website.

Events include: the reading of the names of the 206 victims from Massachusetts by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Walsh and BPD Commissioner William Gross and Christie Coombs of Abington, whose husband was killed in the attacks, will participate in a pre-recorded wreath-laying ceremony, and Baker will lower the flag to half staff

Mass Fallen Firefighters Memorial

At 5 p.m., the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will be held virtually and live streamed at mafirememorial.org/.

Give Blood

The American Red Cross will also hold its annual 9/11 Day of Service blood drive at the Big Night Entertainment Group, Studio B and Music Hall, at 110 Causeway St. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m

Be Kind

Whether it’s a simple simple to a stranger or thanking a first responder, remember to be open your hear and be kind.  Here are some suggestions of 11 good deeds to do on 9/11 to inspire you! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.