On the 21st 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 21 years ago.

Governor Charlie Baker is the keynote speaker at the ceremony taking place at the Massachusetts State House.  Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito presents the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery.  This year’s emcee is Peg Ogonowski Hatch, the widow of Captain John Ogonowski. The event pays tribute to the first, first responders, 14 flight crew members from Massachusetts.  See livestream here.

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, Home Base and Project 351 participate in a National Day of Service and Remembrance.  Volunteers are filling military care packages for American troops overseas as well as veterans in local shelters, writing letters of support, and donating to the bereaved military families supported by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

At 1:30 p.m. Boston city officials lay a wreath at the 9/11Contemplative Garden in Boston Public Garden.

The annual Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. in Ashburton Park at the State House. Firefighters and Pipes and Drum Bands will step off from Boston Common (corner of Beacon and Charles Street) at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony honors firefighters from Billerica, Everett, Gloucester, Medford, Peabody, Scituate, Stoughton, Wakefield and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts Executive Board.

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. Its mission is to commemorate, educate and remember.

For more information, please visit www.massfund.org.