Local Events

2016 9/11 HEROES RUN

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Location:  DePuy Synthes East Entrance, 325 Paramount Drive, Raynham, MA 02767

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and in the wars since: Veteran, first responder, civilian, and military. Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen. For more information please click on the link below.

Contact: Raynham@911HeroesRun.org

The Captain John Ogonowski Memorial Farmer’s Market and Food Drive

Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday September 10th and 11th 2016 after all masses (Sat., 4pm, Sun., 8am, 10am, 11:30am and 5pm)

Location: St. Francis Parish, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut, MA 01826

The members of the St. Francis Parish Community invite you to honor Captain John Ogonowski and all of those souls lost on 9/11/01 through the Captain John Ogonowski Memorial Farmer’s Market and Food Drive to benefit the St. Teresa of Calcutta Homeless Ministry.

The market will be held after all Masses by Saja Farm, who will donate a percentage of their proceeds to the homeless ministry, while non-perishable foods will help fill the shelves of Dracut Food Pantry, both in John’s memory.

More information can be foundhttp://www.saintfrancis.net/

15th Commemoration of 9/11 at the Tewksbury Memorial

Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2016 starting at 8:46 am

Location:  Tewksbury Memorial

Speaker: Larissa Gay

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Tewksbury-9-11-Memorial-121059341306252/

The LIGHThouse Leadership Society – 12 Hours of LIGHT Day of Caring program to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2016 starting at 8:46 am

Location:  Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

This dinner is open and FREE to all 9/11 family members, military members, veterans, their families and emergency response personnel; it is simply our way to recognize and thank them for the sacrifices they make in order to ensure our freedoms and safety. The first dinner hosted 120 guests and has continued to grow each year with 425 guests in 2015.

Contact:  Lauri Rawls  Email: lrawls@endicott.edu  Call: 978-232-2241


Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Blood Drive

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 11am-3pm

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

Deaconess Medical Center and the American Red Cross will join together with community leaders to hold the annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Blood Drive at Fenway Park. The Red Cross and 9/11 Day have partnered to encourage people across the country to give blood as their way to remember and pay tribute to 9/11 victims and those who answered the call to service in response to the attacks. Family members who would like to give blood will be given VIP treatment.

Attendees can take pictures with the World Series trophies, visit with Wally the Green Monster mascot and enjoy a cup of chowder from Legal Sea Foods and standard Fenway food.

Contact  Alyson Barraza  ataly.barraza@redcross.org or call (781) 366-4635.

Website:  http://www.redcrossblood.org/911day

BOSTON CARES | A 9/11 Tribute: Military Care Package Drive

Boston Cares is again teaming up with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund to assemble care packages for military from Massachusetts serving overseas and our veterans at home utilizing the services of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

For more information please click on the link: 9/11Tribute: Military Care Package Drive

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF) Care Packages

Date: September 11, 2016

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF) will again host the area’s largest care package/day-of-service project on the Rose Kennedy Greenway from noon-3 p.m. on 9/11. Families are encouraged to stop by the Greenway (near Faneuil Hall) to help assemble a care package for the troops or the Commonwealth’s homeless veterans. In all, MMHF volunteers, along with state dignitaries including the Governor and Mayor, will assemble 1000 care packages for immediate distribution.

Website:  http://www.massmilitaryheroes.org/our-work/community-building-events/public-program-events/911-service-project-care-packages/

The 10th Annual Thanks To Yanks 9/11 Tribute Dinner

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA 01757.

This dinner is open and FREE to all 9/11 family members, military members, veterans, their families and emergency response personnel; it is simply our way to recognize and thank them for the sacrifices they make in order to ensure our freedoms and safety. The first dinner hosted 120 guests and has continued to grow each year with 425 guests in 2015.

Website:  http://thankstoyanks.org/events/9-11-tribute-dinner-2016

Annual 9/11 VIGIL at Boston Common Bandstand Gazebo

Date: Sunday 9/11/2016 from 6-8PM

This 9/11 Vigil is in honor of Sonia Mercedes Morales Puopolo who perished on American Airlines flight 11 and all those who died on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

What can be expected? The sharing of poems and prayers, and readings and songs from different spiritual and religious traditions all in order to create a space for healing and peace. Members of diverse cultural backgrounds come together and join heart to heart and put aside their different points of view to find common ground in wanting to heal and to make the world a better place.

For further details please contact: Sonia Tita Puopolo  iPhone: 305.301.8540

The Yarmouth Police 9/11 Memorial in Yarmouth on Cape Cod

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

A dedication ceremony to be held in the evening on 9/11. The ceremony is likely to start at 6:30 PM and finish in about an hour with refreshments following.

Our memorial borders the grounds of a middle school and is close to  an elementary school.  Our memorial also includes a garden.  We hope that both the memorial and the garden will serve as a powerful space in which to teach kids about our history and the significance of 9/11.

Contact: Shannon Goheen, Second Nature Gardenworks, 774-487-0021

Mass for Peace, Healing, and Justice Followed by a Candlelight Procession to the Fallen Heroes Memorial

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage, 65 Northern Ave, South Boston Seaport

Organized by Deacon Paul Kline of the Good Samaritan Ministry – a ministry of spiritual care and support for people living with the impact of violence.

There is very limited parking in front of the chapel.  There are several public parking lots available in the neighborhood around the chapel.

Website:  https://www.massfallenheroes.org/memorial/

Private Family Foundation Events


The Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at  6 pm

The First Baptist Church in Newton COMES ALIVE to benefit the Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground in Dorchester. Please join the Hackel family as they honor those “Gone Too Soon” featuring great food, cocktails, auction items and the 15th annual concert featuring the Nine~Eleven Band (formerly James Montgomery & Friends). 9/11 family members can obtain complimentary tickets (limit of 50) by calling Peter Hackel at 617-283-4051.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Remembering-Paige-Farley-Hackel-182695151803706/

Michael McGinty Scholarship Foundation Annual Family Fun Day

Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 11am-3pm

Location: Foxboro Common  Foxboro, MA  |  Rain location – Foxboro Regional Charter School

Contact  Cindy McGinty 617-270-5155 for more information.

Website:  Visit us on Facebook at McGinty Scholarship Foundation for more information.

The Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation

Date/Time: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 9 am

The Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation is hosting its 15th Annual Road Race, Walk and Family Day in Abington, MA. The 5k event, held on what would have been Jeff’s 58th birthday, includes many age categories (stroller and wheelchair divisions, too) and plenty of family fun — free food, face painting, games, moonwalks, horse and pony rides, pedal carts, raffles, and much more! Bring the family for a fun morning. Help pay-it-forward with a donation of non-perishable food for the local food pantry in exchange for a few raffle tickets.

Register at  http://www.jeffcoombsfund.org/fundraising-events/the-jeff-coombs-memorial-road-race-and-family-walk/

15th Annual Jay Corcoran Memorial Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament

Date/Time: Friday, September 23, 2016

Location: Easton Country Club, 265 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA

Sadly, after 15 years, this will be our Final Golf Tournament. The proceeds from this tournament are going to the Jay Corcoran Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

We are happily accepting donations of any kind for our raffle and auction, as well as Hole Sponsors. I can be reached at 781-771-4340.

Website: http://www.jaysfund.org

Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
nvites you to join us for the a conversation with Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin of The Parents Circle

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:00 pm

Location: Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742

The Parents Circle ­ Families Forum is an organization made up of more than 600 Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families.  Since its establishment, the members, all of whom have lost a family member to the conflict , ­have undertaken a joint effort in the midst of ongoing violence to transform their incredible loss and pain into a catalyst for reconciliation and peace.  They choose to convert anger and revenge, helplessness and despair into actions of hope.  They operate education, public awareness, and advocacy projects that foster humanization and empathy towards both Israelis and Palestinians. The general mission is to generate dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis to promote reconciliation.

“The color of our blood is red, the suffering that each of us experienced is enormous, all of our tears are equally bitter. If we can talk to each other everyone can.”

Please take a minute to watch this moving video about the Parents Circle:  https://youtu.be/UTRG3A2g5RM