Honors at the State House
The Mass 9/11 Fund’s Karin Charles and Pat Hoban recently traveled to the Massachusetts State House to honor Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito for their many years of unwavering support and heartfelt dedication to the Mass 9/11 Families. The governor and lieutenant governor have kindly participated in the Mass 9/11 Fund’s annual commemoration to honor and remember those with a connection to Massachusetts who died on September 11. Lt. Governor Polito has also chaired the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery Selection Committee.
September 11, 2022 Commemoration
Family and friends of those lost on 9/11 gather to pay tribute during day-long ceremonies at Ashburton Park, the Massachusetts State House, and the Garden of Remembrance. You can access the recording of yesterday’s events here. We hope you will take a moment to view this beautiful montage about our loved ones lost 21 years ago and a tribute to the first, first responders, flight crews everywhere. You will find all three videos plus dozens of photos here.
Learning About 9/11: Education Curriculum for High School Seniors
As we mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, we know there is an entire generation of young people who were either too young or not even born yet in 2001. To continue teaching the lessons of that day, we, the Massachusetts 9/11 families, have created an education module geared toward high school students that explains how events unfolded and life changed for everyone on September 11, 2001. To preview this important education tool and view the remote learning video program and accompanying teaching materials please click here. We also invite you to view the impact of this unique learning tool recently featured on NBC10/Boston.
Remembering Our Loved Ones
We invite you to learn more about our loved ones; what they meant to us, our memories, their special gifts.
The Massachusetts 9/11 Fund shares the proceeds of the United We Stand license plates with local police and fire departments and the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. These plates can be obtained at any Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles office or through the RMV website. Once you are on the site, scroll down to the middle of the page until you see the section titled, Order a Special/Vanity Plate.
Garden of Remembrance
When you are in Boston, please take a moment to visit our beautiful Garden of Remembrance in the Boston Public Garden.This is a memorial dedicated to the 9/11 victims from or with ties to Massachusetts. It is located just inside the Arlington Street entrance. For more photos, an audio description, and a video tour please visit here.