Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Braintree public safety personnel joined students at Hollis Elementary for the school's annual Sept. 11 lunch.
Every year since Sept. 11, 2001, Hollis Elementary School has hosted a lunch to honor Braintree's firefighters and more recently its police officers as well. So on Tuesday, following a ceremony at the fire department headquarters, public safety officials joined students in all grades at Hollis for lunch and conversation. The tradition, which extends beyond the lunch to other events such as a Thanksgiving Feast, began after Sept. 11 when the school developed a connection with a New York City firehouse. One of Hollis's teachers had a cousin who was a firefighter in New York, and when a group of Braintree firefighters covered a firehouse for the locals to attend a funeral for Sept. 11, it happened to be the same house, Principal Timothy …
Braintree officials, veterans, public safety personnel and residents remembered Sept. 11, 2001 with a ceremony on Tuesday.
Keynote speaker Rep. Mark Cusack, D-Braintree, urged those gathered on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11 at the Braintree Fire Department to honor the public safety personnel who are always ready to sacrifice their lives. "Eleven years ago on a morning just like today, we were attacked by a faceless, cowardly enemy," Cusack said to a crowd gathered at the headquarters on Tuesday. Since then, Americans have returned to their daily lives, Cusack said, but in a "vastly changed world." "Let us not only remember those who perished that day, but also their families," Veterans' Agent Richard Walsh said. "They will never be the same." Walsh also recalled a non-Sept. 11 related story to express his gratitude to those in the public safety field. In …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Julie Mahon Hasson, owner of Braintree-based Park Avenue Video, created a video called "Braintree Remembers" to honor the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11. To view the video, go to http://www.parkavenuevideo.com/Park_Avenue_Video/Braintree_Remembers.html. Stay tuned to Braintree Patch for more 9/11 coverage and share your memories and thoughts in the comments below.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The ceremony is at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2012.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE WILL CONDUCT A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN OBSERVANCE OF THE 1TTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 The ceremony will take place promptly at 8:30 a.m. at Fire Department Headquarters, Union Place, Braintree. In attendance will be Mayor Joseph Sullivan, Town councilors and other state officials. Fire Department Chaplin and Members of all of Veterans Organizations. Music will be provided by the Braintree High School Choir under the direction of Rachel Hallenbeck. –Veteran's Agent Richard Walsh
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The events of the past week has given this author a chance to remember those who serve this country.
The week of acknowledgement and commemorations are over. The national pause of remembrance that evoked memories and rekindled emotion has renewed resolve to never forget. I can’t help but wonder if that phrase is interchangeable and synonymous with the phrase always remember? And are those phrases spoken solely in relation to the decade passed or are they now forever linked to the lives that continue to be affected by events of Sept. 11? A decade has passed now and Sept. 11, 2001 has indeed become a solemn chapter in the book of American history. But we all know that the story has not ended. New chapters are being written. Dialogue, debate and conflict continue, and the children who were of various ages and stages when the security of …
Monday, September 12, 2011
At 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2011, Braintree's 10th Anniversary ceremony was held at Town Hall.
Hundreds of people gathered in Braintree on Sunday afternoon to commemorate the nearly 3,000 people who died and the 10 years that have passed since Sept. 11, 2001. Below is the schedule from the ceremony program, and to the right is a video and photos from the event, in front of Town Hall at 1 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Forming of the Color Guard 1 p.m. Bagpiper; Brian McNamee Master of Ceremony, Thomas Charlton, AARP Ringing of the Bell, Terri Jarrett, BBTCS Posting of the Colors by the Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance by Christopher Griffin National Anthem by Shaffered Douglas, AARP Introduction by Frank Bocchino, Chapter 4042, AARP Invocation by Father Kevin Sepe, Chaplain of the Fire Dept. Invited Speaker: Congressman Stephen Lynch, 9th District…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
3,000 flags have been planted by volunteers outside Town Hall in Braintree.
Braintree' 10th Anniversary Tribute of September 11 is being held today at 1 p.m. at Town Hall. From the town: "The ceremony will begin with the ringing of the Fire Station bells at 1:00 pm and will include comments by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Mayor Joseph Sullivan, Rep. Mark Cusack and a recitation of the names of Massachusetts residents who were killed in the attacks. Braintree school choirs will lead the assembled in Patriotic songs. "If you plan to attend and want to catch the entire service, arrive by 12:50 pm. Parking will be at Thayer Library and Thayer Academy and seating is available in front of the steps at Town Hall or bring a lawn chair with you. "Questions, call the Mayor's office at 781-794-8100."
Town Councilor Paul "Dan" Clifford recalls his experience the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Another otherwise normal day for District 6 Town Councilor Paul "Dan" Clifford involved boarding an airplane at Logan Aiport the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, headed for San Francisco on business. Clifford was sitting on the tarmac, perhaps the second or third plane in line for takeoff, when word came to the airplane staff that American Airlines Flight 11, also out of Logan, had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. "There's a catastrophe and we're heading back to the gate," is all Clifford said the passengers were told. A flight attendant whispered to him that a plane had crashed in New York. Both Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, which hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m., left from Logan. Once at the terminal, …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
A number of events this weekend to memorialize, and celebrate, life.
As we mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 this weekend, let us also take a moment to celebrate life. In honor of those lost, gather together your loved ones and spend some quality time. We've rounded up a number of events to help you do that. Get Me to the Greek Festival that is. St. Catherine's Grecian Festival takes place this weekend at the church's Common Street location. There will be plenty of greek dishes and pastries (Baklava anyone?), live music, vendors selling their wares, and loads of children's activities. Yia Yia's Attic, a giant yard sale, promises a little something for everyone. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. Painting in the Public Garden If you’ve ever admired the artists with their easels …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Braintree residents Joe Powers and David Ringius share their memories of 9/11.
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Braintree residents share their memories of that day.