It's been 18 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. Today, Massachusetts and the rest of America is remembering the more than 3,000 people killed and the countless others affected.
Earlier this morning, Gov. Charlie Baker oversaw the lowering of the State House flags. The ceremony included the reading of names of Massachusetts residents killed in the attacks.
After, a 9/11 ceremony was hosted in the House chamber by Speaker Robert DeLeo and former Patriots offensive guard Joe Andruzzi.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also posted a statement:
How can you commemorate this day, honoring the victims and their families?
- The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Fenway Park as a way to give something in memory of the victims.
- More than 500 volunteers are expected to take part in the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund's 11th Annual Day of Service on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. They're putting together military care packages starting at noon. Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh are expected to attend.
- At 1 p.m., there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Boston Public Garden.
- Firefighters from across the state will march from the Boston Common to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the State House at 4:45 p.m.