Support the news

Mass. Remembers 9/11 Victims, Honors Bravery

This article is more than 10 years old.

Remembrances were held across Massachusetts on Friday to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray led a reading of of the names of Massachusetts victims at the State House in Boston.

"Eight years have passed and the terror of 9/11 slips further into history," Murray said, "but we do not forget. We can never forget."

Murray posthumously honored Marie Conley with the eighth annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery.

Conley was the Dorchester crossing guard struck by a car last October as she attempted to help a child cross the street to school, saving the child from harm.

"This is an unbelievable honor for me and my family, totally unexpected," said Conley's son, James, accepting the award. "I know she's looking down right now, proud of all of her family members."

The Sweeney Award is named in honor of the flight attendant from Logan Airport who died in the attacks.

At Logan on Friday, a memorial service and a moment of silence were observed.

And as part of a national day of service, care packages for deployed U.S. troops were assembled on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

This program aired on September 11, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion

Support the news