Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and people around the region, the country and the world will be remembering that day in a variety of ways. Many people can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the attacks. Today, Needham Patch wants to hear your story. Where were you on 9/11? Do you remember how you first heard the news? What were you doing? What was your reaction to the news? And how do the events of that day continue to impact your life today? Tell us your memories and stories in the comments below. And click on the PDF at right to read Needham Patch Local Editor Becca Manning's memories of the 2001 attacks.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
From 9/11 ceremonies to the Lexington Symphony.
This week was bookended with busy-ness. Things started on Sunday, with a couple of stunning 9/11 ceremonies to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the day terrorists used planes to attack America. In the morning at Lexington Fire Headquarters, speakers reflected on how the heroism of first responders that day galvanized a nation and carried it though crisis – and how the country would do well to remember that now. Sunday evening brought an interfaith ceremony on the Battle Green, where more than 500 attendees gathered in hope and unity. Monday began meter readings, according to an announcement from the Department of Public Works, and was the official, public unveiling of the town’s new Code Red emergency notification …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
With a few Selectmen's items thrown into the mix.
The Board of Selectmen started at 6 p.m. last night for a joint meeting with the Planning Board. Thankfully, the Board of Selectmen’s meeting started a little after 7 p.m. Selectmen Chairman Hank Manz thanked Police Chief Mark Corr for inviting them to the Lexington Police Station last week to see and touch the Stanley Cup. Hank’s picture was fuzzy, so take a look at the great shots Patrick took. Hank also thanked the Lexington Fire Department for hosting the Sunday morning’s Sept. 11 memorial service and spoke of the 450 to 500 people (I think there were more) who attended the evening Battle Green Interfaith service. He especially thanked the Department of Public Works employees for moving 250 chairs from St. Brigid’s to the Battle …
Monday, September 12, 2011
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The events of Sept. 11, 2001 were impossible to ignore on that day, 10 years ago, when terrorists used plane to attack Americans on American soil. And they were almost as impossible to ignore yesterday, Sept. 11, 2011, when images of 9/11 were seemingly everywhere -- from local ceremonies to TV specials to street-corner conversations to the caps worn by coaches stalking sidelines on the NFL season's first Sunday. Two 9/11 remembrance ceremonies were held yesterday in Lexington. The first was a morning ceremony at Lexington Fire Headquarters and the second was an interfaith gathering Sunday evening on the Battle Green. Messages of hope, unity, remembrance and honor were conveyed at these local ceremonies and gatherings like them held all …
Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr speaking at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Lexington Fire Department.
For his remarks at Sunday morning’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Lexington Fire Department's headquarters, Police Chief Mark Corr chucked his notes and channeled Abraham Lincoln as he tried “to make some comment that is fitting for today.” The previous speakers, LFD Lt. Kenneth Tremblay and state Sen. Ken Donnelly, D-Arlington, had already identified Sept. 11, 2001 as the moment this generation will always know where they were and what they were doing. And spoke of how the heroism of the first responders must be remembered as the nation deals with crisis. “I took notes and I threw them out more often than not, because I would be repeating what has already been said," said Corr. "So, I was at a loss and I usually have a gift of gab. So …
Honoring Sept. 11 on the Battle Green.
A semi-circle of chairs flanked the small white podium. Embellished only with the town seal, the wooden stand overlooked 250 chairs for the audience, expected to arrive at the Battle Green around 6 p.m. for yesterday’s Interfaith Gathering of Remembrance and Hope. By 5 p.m. uniformed boy scouts from Troops 119 and 160 were working on the front lawn of the Hancock United Church of Christ, readying tables for the post-service collation. As they moved tables St. Nicholas’s Reverend Father Demetrios Costarakis, ran across Massachusetts Avenue toward the Hancock Church, his black silk robe catching between his legs as he rushed to bring foil-covered trays of spanikopita and other Greek delicacies. Rabbis from Temple Emunah brought kosher …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Firefighters past and present preached the importance of remembering forever the actions and selflessness of those who responded first after terrorists attacked the Twin Towers and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
Speaking about remembering a day Americans pledged never to forget, Lexington firefighters past and present reflected on those who responded first after terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001 and how their heroism galvanized a nation and carried it though crisis. “Each generation has its tragic event that you remember where you were and what you were doing when it happened,” said Lt. Kenneth Tremblay of the Lexington Fire Department. “Whether it’s Dec. 7, 1941, the day Kennedy was shot, the Challenger accident, you never forget. Well, Sept. 11, 2001, is our generational event, where I’m sure everyone remembers that day and where they were.” Sunday morning’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held at the Firefighters Memorial. It …
Patch photo gallery on HuffPo shares hundreds of snapshots of how Sept. 11, 2001 changed the lives people like Lexington resident Robert McFadden, who joined the Marines and left for boot camp three hours after his high school graduation.
Our friends over at the Huffington Post put together a very cool photo gallery, "9/11 Anniversary: September 11 Snaphshots & Stories," which uses photos taken by Patch sites across the country to tell "stories about how the attacks of September 11, 2001, have affected people's lives." Click on the individual photos to read about a NYFD Captain recalling his response to Ground Zero; a third-generation Marine from Georgia who was sent to Iraq and, just before his 21st birthday, came home in a wheelchair having lost his legs and an arm to an IED and a Pennsylvania psychiatrist who went to Manhattan right after the attacks and went through an impromptu disaster-psychiatry training and then spent many weekends at the Family Assistance Center, …
Friday, September 9, 2011
A look at what area towns are doing to commemorate the anniversary.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 had far-reaching ramifications and have affected many lives over the last 10 years. In honor of those who were lost and those who lost someone on that day, several local communities are commemorating Sept. 11 with various ceremonies. In Lexington, the Fire Department and Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association will hold remembrance ceremonies. The morning ceremony, at 9:30 a.m. at the firefighters monument, will feature a keynote address by state Sen. Ken Donnelly, D-Arlington, a former Lexington Fire Lieutenant. And, in the evening, the faith communities of Lexington, representing many traditions, will gather at the Battle Green at 6 p.m. to host a remembrance gathering themed "Hope from Our Hearts." The town …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A look at some of the local residents affected by 9/11.
While most Massachusetts residents watched in sadness as the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfolded before their eyes on television, others felt the heartbreak in more personal ways. The above photos look at some of those affected by the attacks 10 years ago.