Thank you to the Newton Patch for recording the ceremony.
Dan Gardner, a middle school teacher here in Newton, is running the Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for the Newton 9-11 Memorial! Please visit his website here. Although the Memorial is finished, funds are needed for maintenance and upkeep of the Memorial and the surrounding garden.
Thank you to all who planned and attended the ceremony on Sunday. The Mayor’s office recorded the event and has posted the video here.
Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee & the City of Newton
Annual 9-11 Commemoration
September 11, 2016
The Newton 9-11 Memorial
1164 Centre Street
Order of Ceremony
Guests gather to Firefighter Kevin Fitzgerald’s bagpipes
Gloria Gavris welcomes all with opening remarks
Gloria introduces Posting of the Colors by Police Honor Guard
Gloria invites scouts to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance
Gloria introduces City Council President Scott Lennon for remarks
Gloria introduces Ginny Gardner to begin remembrances (please see the back of your program for brief biographies of Newton’s 9-11 victims)
Gloria announces Posting of the Colors
Gloria introduces Fire Chaplain, Reverend Mark Caggiano, for benediction
Gloria closes as guests disperse to bagpipes
The Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground in Dorchester remembers one of the Newton residents killed on September 11. On Saturday, September 10, there will be a great evening of music to raise money for the playground. Please check it out! For more information visit here.
A big thank you to Rachel Barker. Rachel is running the 2016 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Newton 9-11 Memorial. The funds raised are use for maintainance and repair of the Memorial. Please visit her fundraising page and support her efforts!