Thursday, 4:30 PM
Locals remember national tragedy: 911
By Brian MacQuarrie, Globe Staff
From town greens to churches to the State House, the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be marked with subdued ceremonies that reflect quietly on lost lives and new vulnerabilities.
In Boston on Monday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino plans to attend a private wreath-laying ceremony with victims’ families in the Public Garden; and Governor Mitt Romney plans to gather with families of many of the state’s 92 victims. At Trinity Church in Copley Square, singers and musicians will perform through much of Monday for those seeking a refuge for contemplation. And in Dracut, where American Airlines Flight 11 pilot John Ogonowski owned a farm, a remembrance ceremony Saturday will begin the town’s sixth annual Old Home Day.
In Taunton, a statue honoring native son Peter A. Gay and other victims will be dedicated Sunday in a city park. In Lawrence, a refurbished mural that depicts the heroism of New York City firefighters will be unveiled Monday. And at the September 11 Memorial Garden in Sudbury, a community with ties to three victims of the attacks, church bells will toll at 8:46 a.m. Monday, when Flight 11 struck the World Trade Center.
Some Massachusetts residents will travel to New York City for services at Ground Zero on Monday.
Other 9/11 activities include a plan to fly the American flag Saturday from each of the 48 New Hampshire peaks over 4,000 feet.