Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Like teak, victims of 9/11 will live on, hard to blunt their memories.
Teak weathers well. Baked and watered in Asian tropical forests, more than 100 feet high, the hardwood can repel droves of burrowing insects. Cutting or shaping the wood can blunt metal tools. Teak has been popular for the decks of ships, where it resists sea and salt. Park benches are also a good use for the resilient wood. In northern climates like New England, the wood can withstand temperatures in wide arcs between heat and cold, pelting snow and rain, and the assaults of ice and wind. Some teak benches have been around for a century. The bench in the Beth El Temple Center playground on Concord Avenue is made of teak. It usually spends winters under snow and ice piled onto it by plows clearing the parking lot and walkways. By spring, …
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Morning remembrance honors those with Belmont connections.
For Gerry and Ted Hennessy, the decade that has passed since Sept. 11, 2001, has not brought any lasting solace. “The pain never goes away,” said Gerry about the loss of their son, Ted Jr., who died along with the other passengers on American Airlines Flight 11 when it crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Wearing a pin with Ted’s picture, she and her husband attended Belmont’s Remembrance Ceremony this morning to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that claimed their son’s life. “It hurts but we try,” said Gerry after the hour-long observance to honor the victims of the terrorist attack, their grieving families, the first responders on that momentous day and members of those still serving in the armed …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ceremony across from Lions Club and commuter rail station at Concord and Common.
The town of Belmont will hold an hour-long remembrance tomorrow on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, remembering the four who had ties to Belmont, all the other people killed on that day, the victims families and those serving in the armed forces. The ceremony will take place in the triangle green framed by Royal Road and Common Street adjacent to the Belmont Lions Club and the Belmont Center commuter rail station between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., coinciding with the time the two planes that took off from Boston were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Residents Paul Friedman, Ted Hennessey Jr. and Carlos Montoya were passengers on American Airlines Flight 11. Lisa …
Friday, September 9, 2011
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Sunday is the 10th anniversary of what one network calls "the day that changed America." Sept. 11, 2011 will be filled with ways to commemorate and remember the events, the people and the decisions that will be associated with 9/11. Belmont will hold its remembrance on Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the traffic island adjacent to the Belmont Lions Club at the intersection of Common Street and Concord Avenue. Nearly all houses of worship will conduct special prayers and nearby towns will be holding events. A special concert will be held at the Hatch Shell in Boston. The majority of television networks will have programs or broadcast live events throughout the day while newspapers and online media sites will have special publications. And …
Those with links to Belmont connected by being on the same flight a decade ago.
They boarded the same plane that beautiful September morning for a 7:45 a.m. flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Los Angeles. Three sat in economy, one in business. The Boeing 767’s seating configuration was an industry standard 2-3-2: two seats next to each window and three seats occupying the middle of the aircraft. Whether by coincidence or fate, Carlos Montoya, Paul Friedman and Lisa Gordenstein all sat in row H, each in an aisle seat on American Airlines Flight 11. Ted Hennessy sat forward on the plane in row 10. The person sitting next to him in seat 10B was one of three men who drove to the airport in a rental car. His name was Satem Al-Suqami. Two seats in front of Hennessy was an Egyptian student who had arrived on…
A look at what area towns are doing to commemorate the anniversary.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 had far-reaching ramifications and have affected many lives over the last 10 years. In honor of those who were lost and those who lost someone on that day, several local communities are commemorating Sept. 11 with various ceremonies. In Lexington, the Fire Department and Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association will hold remembrance ceremonies. The morning ceremony, at 9:30 a.m. at the firefighters monument, will feature a keynote address by state Sen. Ken Donnelly, D-Arlington, a former Lexington Fire Lieutenant. And, in the evening, the faith communities of Lexington, representing many traditions, will gather at the Battle Green at 6 p.m. to host a remembrance gathering themed "Hope from Our Hearts." The town …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A look at some of the local residents affected by 9/11.
While most Massachusetts residents watched in sadness as the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfolded before their eyes on television, others felt the heartbreak in more personal ways. The above photos look at some of those affected by the attacks 10 years ago.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sept. 11 set Danielle and Carie Lemack on a long path to prevent attacks from devastating lives.