Many 9/11 family foundations and other organizations and communities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts hold thoughtful commemorations on the anniversary of 9/11.
These are the 11th anniversary events we are aware of.
Battleship Cove, Fall River, September 11
Battleship Cove is a maritime heritage museum dedicated to preserving the world's largest collection of historic naval ships. It is also home to five National Historic
Landmarks and the Commonwealth's official veterans memorial for World War II and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persion Gulf Wars, and the official 9/11 Memorial.
In honor of the eleventh anniversary of the nation’s most deadly domestic attack, Battleship Cove will conduct a Rite of Reflection remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial
site with a wreath casting following by a 21-gun salute. The ceremony is open to the public.
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA
Thanks to Yanks Tribute Dinner, Medway, September 11
|You are cordially invited to a special tribute dinner in honor of our military families, including Blue Star and Gold Star veterans, and to pay tribute to the heroes and
victims of 9/11. This is completely a non-political event. It is merely a way to saying THANK YOU for your services and sacrifices. The dinner is our free gift to you. Families
are welcome. Free child care will be provided.
123 Holliston Street
Medway, MA 02053
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please RSVP by September 7, online by visiting www.thankstoyanks.org
, or contact Michael
Shain at 508-330-8487.
City of Newton 9/11 Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony, September 11
The City of Newton and the Newton 9/11 Memorial Committee will hold a groundbreaking and commemoration ceremony at the site for our memorial in Newton Centre. Mayor Warren will be the keynote speaker. Following the groundbreaking, there will be readings based on the texts planned for engraving in the
Newton Fire Dept. Headquarters
1164 Centre Street
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Click here for details.
Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial Commemoration Ceremony, September 11
On September 11 at 7 pm, a commemoration honoring all the victims of 9-11 will be held with a color guard and a small ceremony including reading of the names of Massachusetts
loved ones. This takes place on the site built in front of the public library on to honor all MA victims, but especially Peter Hashem and Peter Gay, both residents of Tewksbury.
The speaker will be Larissa Gay.
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler Street
For more information, please visit www.tewksbury911memorial.org or contact Linda Gay at Turkee11@aol.com.
Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation 11th Annual Road Race, Walk and Family Day, Abington, September 9
Remembering Jeff Coombs, the Abington husband and father of three who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day is a 5k
run and walk that features free food, many children’s activities, a DJ, music and raffles. The event typically attracts more than 1,000 participants. There are awards for the
many age categories, and a stroller division. The event benefits the Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation, a 501C-3 created to assist families across Massachusetts who are affected
by death or illness or other circumstances that challenge the family emotionally and/or financially. The Foundation also assists military families through grants and special
programs, including a holiday party for up to 400 family members that was featured in the December issue of Family Circle Magazine.
The event takes place at the Woodsdale School in Abington. You can register on line at www.coolrunning.com and www.racewire.com. Forms are also available on the foundation website, www.jeffcoombsfund.org. Registration fees are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for children under 12 if received by Aug. 25. T-shirts are not
guaranteed past this date, and fees for registrations received after Aug. 25 increase by $3 each. Call Christie Coombs at 781-982-1608 for more information.
McGinty Scholarship Family Fun Day, Foxboro, September 8
The event honors Michael McGinty, a Foxboro resident. Over the years we have raised enough money to award scholarships to deserving high school students who are active in
community service. Many have already graduated from college and some are now even married. We know they will go on to make a difference in their communities. These young men and
women have shown that they have the same love of community service as Mike had before his untimely death. Please join us for music, magic, games, craft's, balloon art, face
painting and raffles, food by Loewen's Deli and a great day of family fun to benefit the McGinty Scholarship Foundation.
11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Click here for details, or call Cindy McGinty at 617-270-5155.
Paige Farley-Hackel Charity Benefit, Boston, September 11
Boston Music Awards Nominee James Montgomery & Friends come together at Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road for the 11th Anniversary to commemorate and honor the
lives and spirit of those lost. This year the band will be joined by many special musicians who helped shape the now legendary Boston music scene. Please join us for this
memorable night of music and charity to benefit The Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground in Roxbury. Special surprises are planned and remember… "You just never know who is
going to show up at a James Montgomery and Friends performance!"
Tickets are available at www.scullersjazz.com for $25 and please ask about our VIP meet and greet cocktail party with the
evening’s entertainers ($50 donation includes ticket to the show, auction items and more!) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten pairs of complimentary VIP tickets(a $50 value) are being generously offered for the Massfund 9/11 family members. To enquire about these, please contact Peter Hackle at:
Please log onto www.phproductions.net and click on "About Us" to read "Remembering Paige Farley-Hackel" and the story of
Paige, Ruth and four-year old Juliana.
We hope to see you at Scullers but if you can’t make it, please consider a donation of $10, $20 or even $50 to The Salvation Army’s Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground.
Simply make checks payable to “The Salvation Army” and mail to: PH Productions, 1330 Center Street, Newton, MA 02459
The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum, Concord, September 19
Program is the presentation of the second annual Al Filipov Peace & Justice award to John Hockenberry, Journalist and Advocate, followed by his remarks. Four-time Peabody
Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner, John Hockenberry has reported from all over the world in virtually every medium. He is a former anchor for MSNBC and correspondent
for NBC News, ABC News, and National Public Radio. A paraplegic since an auto accident at age nineteen, Hockenberry is the author of a best-selling memoir, Moving Violations:
War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence. Mr. Hockenberry is currently co-host of the live public radio morning news program, The Takeaway, produced by Public
Radio International and WNYC New York. This event is free and open to all.
Trinitarian Congregational Church
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Click here to view the event poster.
Click here for more information or contact Loretta Filipov at 978-369-4837.
Tenth Annual Matthew C. Sellitto Golf Classic, September 27
Ballyowen Golf Club
225 Wheatsworth Road
11:00 am - Shotgun start
4:00 pm - Reception and awards dinner (for golfers and non-golfers)
Click here for details or contact Joe Huchko at email@example.com