Thursday, 4:30 PM
Logan remembers 9/11 quietly
By Mac Daniel, Globe Staff
Except for the red, white and blue lapel pins worn by some security screeners, there were few outward signs at Logan International Airport that today was the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Workers for the Transportation Security Administration stopped screening luggage for a few moments at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane rammed into the north tower.
American and United airlines held a private memorial service at 9 a.m., remembering the two flights that were hijacked after taking off in Boston.
Outside the small touches and memories, it remained another day at Logan, busy with departures and arrivals. At Our Lady of the Airways chapel, Father Richard Uftring celebrated mass. On the altar, a wooden urn held debris from Ground Zero.
The priest brought his own keepsakes: some insulation and chunk of concrete taken from a visit to the site of the World Trade Center. A son of one of the victims of the attacks presented the chapel with a model of the twin towers.
Uftring urged the 18 state troopers, baggage screeners and others that came to mass this morning to think not only of those who lost their lives five years ago, but to also pray for the soldiers, pilots and employees still working at Logan.
"It's on ongoing remembrance of how things have changed," Uftring said.