Dear Families and Friends:

Due to the inclement weather unpredictability, we have made the decision to implement our RAIN PLAN for our commemoration events, Monday, September 11th.

Please note, the Wreath Laying at 7:30 am and the Closing Cermony event at 1:20 pm at the Boston Memorial in the Public Garden, will go on, rain or shine, so please come prepared. The trolley service will offer transportation between locations, as planned.

The Name Reading ceremony, which is usually on the Steps of the MA State House, will be moved indoors to the House Chamber and will continue with the Observance and Madeline Sweeney Award. Instead of taking the elevator to the 2nd floor for the Front Steps, please take the elevator to the 3rd floor and proceed to the House Chamber. Volunteers from Burlington High School will direct you to the elevators.


The timing of the ceremony has not changed. Name Readers, please arrive at the House Chamber and check in with Ellen Morrissey by 8:05am. If you are running late, please contact Ellen on her cell at 781-801-4310.

The State House simulcast will now start at 8:30 am to cover both the Reading of Names, as well as the Commemoration Observation and Sweeney Award Presentation.

Simulcast of the 16th Commemoration of 9/11 in the House Chamber

Please go to our website for information regarding various 2017 commemoration services and opportunities offered by private family foundations or other local organizations and towns in MA, or elsewhere. Some of them require you to respond to them if you wish to participate in the events.