9/11: A full decade later, we still remember

These mourners were among the hundreds of family and friends who gathered at the 
9/11 memorial in the Boston Public Garden to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.

Standing on the steps of the State House yesterday, family members of those killed during the 9/11 attacks prefaced the names of their relatives with emotional descriptors.

They ranged from the heartfelt and mournful like “my beautiful, wonderful daughter” and “deeply missed, my loving daughter” — to the straightforward and agonizing “our mom” and “my wife.”

State officials and family members, in front of a crowd of hundreds that gathered at the State House yesterday for the annual remembrance ceremony, read the roll call of the 206 people with connections to Massachusetts that were killed during the attacks.

“It’s a club that none of us wanted to join, but thank God we have each other,” said Sally White of East Walpole. Her daughter, Susan Blair, worked in the World Trade Center and was killed during the attacks. “There’s always going to be a part of my heart that’s missing.”

While many remembered, others wanted to do more and helped assemble care packages for troops.

“There’s no better day than today for service and to give back,” BU student Meara Hamidiani said.

Securing the Hub on 9/11

While crowds gathered to remember the lives lost 10 years ago, law enforcement stood guard across the city ensuring history would not repeat itself.

State troopers with bomb-sniffing dogs stood guard near the State House as the annual 9/11 ceremony took place there yesterday. At nearby City Hall Plaza, officers in tactical gear watched people pass before another memorial event took place.

Meanwhile, officers across the state searched for a Penske truck reportedly loaded with unlabeled drums in Roxbury on Saturday night. It was later discovered that it was picking up charitable goods. 


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