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A memorial was held at the Boston State House today to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP/Elise Amendola)
A memorial was held at the Boston State House today to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP/Elise Amendola)
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Fourteen years ago today terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field — killing almost 3,000 people.

Boston commemorated the 9/11 attacks today at the State House by reading out the names of those with Massachusetts ties who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

The recipient of this year's Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery was also at the event. Amy Sweeney was a flight attendant from Acton who was on one of the doomed flights, who managed to call officials on the ground to tell them what was happening before her plane hit the tower.

The award is Massachusetts' highest honor for civilians, and this year it went to Albeiro Gomez, a livery driver who helped save a woman and her child from an armed kidnapping.

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WBUR: 14 Years Later, Boston Remembers Sept. 11 Attacks

  • "In Boston, Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh joined families of victims at the Public Garden Friday morning for a wreath-laying ceremony."

This segment aired on September 11, 2015.

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