Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The mayor and governor joined family members of 9/11 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 from the 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 think of Amy Sweeney, who stood up …
Eagle Scout Troop 131 invites the public to join them in front of Town Hall for a special meeting to reveal the monument
When Troy Neubecker takes the sheet off the 9/11 Memorial in front of Town Hall tonight, it will be the end of months of hard work for the young Xaverian sophomore. At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Neubecker and the rest of Eagle Scout Troop 131 will hold a special meeting to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and unveil the new memorial. After tonight, Wrentham will join other neighboring towns such as Plainville and Foxborough with their own memorial. While those towns were getting their own memorials last year for the 10 year anniversary, some around town began to wonder why Wrentham didn’t have their own. Among those questioning this was Selectman Chairman Joe Botaish, who suggested the idea of a memorial to Neubecker. "Someone was …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Patch is putting together a special issue featuring your stories.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Nearly 10 years ago, life in the U.S. was permanently altered. The September 11 attacks—four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on American soil—took nearly 3,000 lives in total and forever changed our lives. The reach of the incident was widespread and all-encompassing, leaving an indelible mark on our collective conscience. A decade later, the wounds are still healing. In an effort to show the impact of those events that now seem so far away, Wrentham Patch is looking for local people who felt the sting of the attacks and their aftermath. Did you lose a loved one that day? Did someone you know enlist in the military after the attacks? Maybe you decided to get involved in anti-war efforts? Perhaps a family member was one of many …