Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Parents used a horrific time in American history to teach their children lessons they will always hold.
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2011. It’s hard to believe that so many years have passed since the events of that tragic day. Whether or not you are a parent, it’s difficult to look back at that day and not think about how it has changed the lives of children all over America. As Americans, we all lost something on that fateful day. Countless families suffered tragic and unexpected losses. Those who weren’t touched personally still looked on in horror as fellow Americans lost their lives to the most shocking terrorist attack to ever take place. Since that day two wars have followed and many more heroes have lost their lives protecting us and preserving our freedom. The sad reality is that all …
Town Manager Michael Caira and Veteran's Agent Lou Cimaglia reflect on the attacks of September 11, 2001, which happened 11 years ago today.
Town Manager Michael Caira was sitting inside Town Hall, Room 9, just like he did many days throughout his lengthy career. But September 11, 2001, ended up as one that changed the lives of Caira, Wilmington residents, and nearly everyone across the country. “I still remember the horror of it all,” said Caira, recalling the attacks of that fateful day. “All of us were in shock with the information we were getting. It’s the most profound event in my lifetime, and most people’s lifetimes. It changed the way that Americans conduct their everyday life now and in the future.” While last year the town honored the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11 with a larger ceremony on Town Common, this year there was a smaller, more somber …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Members of the Wilmington Fire Department lost several friends during the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, left a lasting impact on nearly every American. For many members of the Wilmington Fire Department, that infamous day had an extremely personal impact. Wilmington department members stayed at a Queens firehouse several times in the years leading up to September 11, forming bonds with many firefighters each trip. In the aftermath of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers, 19 members of Squad 288 and Haz Mat 1 were killed, six of which Wilmington firefighters had become friendly with. In the days and months that followed September 11, Wilmington firefighters supported their fallen friends and others they did not even know with countless trips back to New York City for funerals and memorial …
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.