The USS Constitution will commemorate 9/11 in a ceremony that starts at 8:15 a.m. and which will include several one-gun salutes and the playing of taps between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. to commemorate incidents from the first plane hitting the south tower of the World Trade Center to the collapse of the north tower.
Members of the public are invited; people over 18 will need a valid ID.
Several hundred bicyclists rode from New York to Boston in a four-day ride to remember 9/11 and raise funds for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Early this afternoon, they turned up Washington Street in Dedham. As they crested the hill at West Roxbury Parkway, they got a view of downtown Boston - where they'd end their ride at the harbor.
UPDATE: Keefe tweeted tonight:
Attention wonderful world: ALL SIX PEOPLE ARE ALIVE AND WELL AND I HAVE JUST SPOKEN TO ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mahe himself says:
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At 8:46 a.m., taps played outside the State House as the American and Massachusetts flags were raised to half staff. Photo by PlunkettPrime.
Dan Sentry watched a ceremony this afternoon at Logan's gate C19, from which United flight 175 took off on 9/11.
The flag was taken down so that United workers can continue to fly it at terminal B. A new flag will continue to fly above the jetway as JetBlue moves into the terminal.
Massport is apologizing for scheduling routine fire training at Logan today, because not everybody would realize that was only an old fuselage on fire rather than something more sinister on this anniversary date.
BosGuy says goodbye - again.
Our own homegrown tough guy and Whitey wannabe is now apologizing for saying if he'd been on Flight 11 out of Logan on 9/11 - like he was originally planning to be - things would have turned out differently.
Stevil watched a a changing of the guard at the 9/11 memorial in the Public Garden today - not far from the 3,000 flag that ChinatownKicks photographed.
UPDATE: Truck found, it was up to good - legit picking up charity donations - the Globe reports.
Boston and State Police are on alert this morning, in search of an 18-foot Penske truck spotted with blue, plastic 55-gallon drums last night on Columbus Avenue near Mass. Ave.
The MBTA announces that all subway trains will pull into stations and stand by at 8:46 for a 9/11 moment of silence.
WBZ has posted Brudnoy's show the night of Sept. 11, 2001.
Events to remember 9/11 in the Boston area:
- 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Boston City Hall Plaza:
In collaboration with Boston Cares, ArtStreet, Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, and 9/11day.org, 9/11 families and friends are creating a 20'x30' MA 9/11 Fund mural on canvas with "Sidewalk Sam."
- 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fenway Park, Gate D
American Red Cross 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive.
Police Commissioner Ed Davis:
BosGuy remembers his friend Graham:
He was leaving for L.A. in two days, and we were to connect the following weekend so he could tell me about the trip which was a mixture of business and pleasure.
... I can see NYC police (and fire, and paramedics) fighting for such a thing since, you know, since they were the actual people who a) helped at the site and b) lost hundreds of their peers that day. But Peabody? ...
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