9/11 memorials dedicated


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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  • brian

    Do you think 9/11 or 7/7 will be remembered as such 100 years from now? It seems strange name an event solely with the date. Are there any other historical examples? All I can think of that kind of fit are July 4th and November 5th(the gunpowder plot).

  • Bob Moffitt

    I was at the opening of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. It was a memorable and emotionally moving experience.

  • Michelle

    Memorials –

    Bob – first of all thank you – if you are a vet or a friend/relative of a Vietnam Vet – thank you. I have not been able to personally visit the Wall yet but I will soon.

    As for 9/11 WHAT can I say? I grew up cold, hungry and abused brought myself up and above that – I will be graduating with my Bachelors degree (and a ton of student loans) next May. I raised a daughter on my own and am now taking care of an elderly Aunt that save me from a horrible childhood.

    Then 9/11 happens and I am outraged and pissed off and speechless – all I can say on this 7 year anniversary is – I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND I STAND BY OUR TROOPS – PAST AND PRESENT.

  • Jamie

    Hello I believe people 100 years from now will know what September 11th was and how it impacted our lives today. I am a proud native New Yorker and worked at the Marriott World Trade Center Hotel. I had just moved here to Minnesota just before it happened and for people to forget that sad and infamous day actually makes me very angry. People should NEVER forget because even if in a small way, everyone who is an American has been affected by that day.