Rep. Kate Hogan joined Lt Governor Kim Driscoll at Massachusetts’ September 11 commemoration at the State House. Family and friends of those lost on 9/11 gathered to pay tribute during day-long ceremonies at Ashburton Park, the House Chamber, and the Garden of Remembrance.
A solemn remembrance was held in the House Chamber for the tragic losses suffered on that day. As each anniversary of this devastating event arises, we remember again the feelings from that day and resolve anew to honor legacies and reaffirm ideals.
This year, we especially remembered the “Children of 9/11.”
Several “children of 9/11” spoke, including Anna Sweeney, whose mother Amy was a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11. Anna was in kindergarten in 2001 and she shared with us the story of her mother’s brave efforts to phone from the plane and report important details about the hijackers.