Amelia Sutton
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All media looking to film or attend the services at the State House (on the front steps and inside the Chamber) MUST be credentialed through the Massachusetts State House. For those without existing credentials FOR THE FRONT STEPS, please email Amelia Sutton at by Wednesday, September 4, 2015 to receive special one-day credentials. Media without the proper credentials will not be admitted access to the front steps of the State House.

The Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Hosts 14th Annual Commemoration
Official Day of Remembrance to Take Place at the Boston Public Garden and Massachusetts State House on Friday, September 11, 2015

(September 1, 2015; Boston MA) For the 14th consecutive year, the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund hosts the state’s official commemoration for those with ties to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Whether they were aboard the hijacked planes (two of which originated at Logan), a NYC firefighter, or in one of the World Trade Center towers, the individuals who lost their lives are remembered and honored every year by family members and dignitaries at a three-part morning service at the Boston Public Garden and the Massachusetts State House.

New in 2015
The day of remembrance begins at 7:30 AM at the newly refurbished 9/11 Memorial and Garden of Remembrance in the Boston Public Garden. Eleven years after its installation in 2004, the pink granite memorial underwent extensive refurbishment in August in preparation for the 14th anniversary. The names of the 206 people with ties to Massachusetts who died in the terrorist attacks have been newly etched and darkened, the mortar between the large stones has been replaced, and four park benches surrounding the memorial have been refinished.

The commemoration continues to the Massachusetts State House for the Flag-Lowering Ceremony, Moment of Silence, and Reading of Names on the steps of the State House. It then moves inside the State House to the Massachusetts House of Representatives Chamber for the Memorial Service and Presentation of the Sweeney Award. Due to space, this final part of the morning ceremonies is invite-only, but the public is invited to tune in to a Live Simulcast via link below.