On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund will host the state’s official Annual Commemoration to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, particularly those with ties to Massachusetts, who lost their lives on that tragic day 20 years ago.
The annual commemoration services begin at 8:30 a.m. at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Harborside Plaza. The ceremonies begin with the lowering of the flag, moment of silence, and reading of the names of the 206 victims of 9/11 who were Massachusetts residents or had ties to Massachusetts.
Governor Charles Baker will be presiding and additional name readers include Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Attorney General Maura Healey, Mayor Kim Janey and select Massachusetts 9/11 family members.
The commemoration observance will commence in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s Smith Hall immediately following at 9:25 a.m., presided over by Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito. This service includes a family montage, a presentation of the 2021 Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery and a keynote speech from former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift.
The full commemoration services is being live streamed for the public through the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund’s website www.massfund.org/annual-commemoration-2021/.
About the Mass 9/11 Fund
The Massachusetts 9/11 Fund is a non-profit corporation devoted to supporting families with ties to Massachusetts who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and ensuring that those lost on 9/11 are not forgotten. Our mission is to commemorate, educate and remember.
For more information, please visit www.massfund.org.