September 11, 2001 is nearly synonymous with New York City, and appropriately so. Washington, to a lesser extent has a claim, and even Shanksville, Pennsylvania is linked forever with the day four hijacked jets were used as missiles.
But Boston? Not so much, even though two of the jets departed from Logan Airport, filled with mostly New Englanders.
Today, a memorial to the passengers on the planes was unveiled at Logan Airport, where people proved that time does not heal all wounds.
“I didn’t expect it to be as heart-wrenching as it was,” said Katherine Bailey, a Lynnfield resident whose husband, Garnet Edward, died aboard United Airlines Flight 175. “We’ve been to so many services and memorials, but this makes me realize that my memories are not buried as deep in my heart as I thought they were.”
Coincidentally, another 9/11 memorial is about to open. The Pentagon memorial features a bench in a park for every victim.
One wonders how these memorials will be viewed 100 years from now.
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