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.











Generous Donation from American Airlines Flight Attendants

Thank you to the American Airlines flight attendants for their generous donation of $4233 to the Mass 9/11 Fund in memory of their colleagues who died on 9/11 2001. Funds were raised through a walk and t-shirt sales on 9/11/21. The “Walk to Remember” began at BC High School, who graciously donated their parking lot for this event. The “Walk” started at BC High and along the waterfront to the JFK Library. Once at the JFK Library, American Airlines flight attendant, Jeff LaForest, sand and included the reading of the poem, “American United,” written by United employee Susan Moses and fellow crew members from both airlines. The poem was written days after the attacks by Susan Moses, dedicated to the employees of AA & UA. Three eco-friendly wreaths, along with white carnations, were tossed into Boston Harbor. One wreath for each – American Airlines, United Airlines & First Responders.



Learning About 9/11: Education Curriculum for High School Seniors

As we mark the 22nd 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.



License Plates

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.