Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The mayor and governor joined family members of September 11, 2001 victims on Tuesday morning in commemoration ceremonies.
Eleven years ago, on a cloudless day much like today, Anna Sweeney's father told her that "mommy's plane was taken by bad guys and a lot of people went to heaven." Anna's mother, Amy Sweeney of Acton, had been a flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane to fly into the towers. She was one of 207 people from Massachusetts to die during the September 11, 2001 terrorists' attacks. Anna, now a teenager, joined other families of victims Tuesday morning to honor the memory of those killed. "It's hard to believe that that terrible trajedy was 11 years ago," Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo told the crowd inside the House chambers, where they were assembled for the presentation of the Madeline "Amy" Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery. "We …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Melrose marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 by dedicating the Melrose Victorian Fair to Ray Rocha, a Melrosian who died in the attacks on the Twin Towers.
On Sunday, the Melrose Victorian Fair officially opened with a somber ceremony dedicating the fair to Ray Rocha, a Melrose native who died in the Twin Towers during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Mayor Rob Dolan and Melrose High School football coach Tim Morris both spoke about Ray before presenting Ray's parents, Manuel and Ann Rocha, a donation from football players and Melrose businesses to the scholarship fund named in Ray's honor. Watch a quick clip from the dedication ceremony in the video above. To make a donation to the Ray Rocha Memorial Scholarship Fund, send a check to: Ray Rocha Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Friends of Melrose Football P.O. Box 1461 Melrose, MA 02176
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Two days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, two Melrose firefighters went to Ground Zero to help out. Ten years later, they recall that day.
Editor's note: From across the country, Melrose Patch and hundreds of others Patch sites across the country captured the faces, keepsakes, memorials, ceremonies, flags, fund-raisers, deployments and the still-raw emotions that followed the attacks. Taken together they create a powerful mosaic that is large in scope but often deeply personal. Click through to see how your neighbors near and far marked the day. Below are the stories of two Melrose firefighters included in the mosaic. Melrose Fire Capt. Jim Winslow and Firefighter Daryl MacLeod stood in a line at Ground Zero on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, helping to remove debris, finding voids in the rubble, checking for survivors. “Every once in a while, while we were working—and especially …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A look at some area residents affected by 9/11.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The events of Sept. 11 are still fresh for many people in the area. The above gallery highlights just a few of those affected by the attacks 10 years ago.
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An airport worker, a firefighter, a veterans agent, and an educator share their tales.
A look at how the events of Sept. 11 impacted residents and communities around the area.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
As the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 approach, Melrose Patch
This week, Melrose Patch will bring you local stories that commemorate and remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the story of Melrose Fire Capt. Jim Winslow (pictured) and Melrose Firefighter Daryl Macleod, who each traveled to Ground Zero two days after the attacks to help with recovery efforts. Read a snippet from Winslow's recounting of that trip in the caption above and watch for more this week on Melrose Patch.