Governor Deval Patrick said this afternoon he believes the personal loss suffered by the families of 9/11 victims would be “refreshed in many respects” by the death of Osama bin Laden.
Patrick was on his way to a special 9/11 memorial service at the Public Garden “to make sure that they know that we are still thinking of them.”
Patrick also said he had held a security briefing with the National Guard and several state agencies, including the MBTA Transit Police, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, and the State Police.
“Everyone is on an appropriate heightened alert and with greater presence at the airport and on the T, but not because we have any new or concerning information, just in an excess of caution,” Patrick said.
Patrick also reiterated his praise for the US operation that killed bin Laden.
“I feel proud of the president and the soldiers and intelligence officials for getting this part of the job done,” he said.
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