Among the thousands who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11 was Mark Bavis, a Roslindale native and a passenger on United Flight 175.
Bavis, 31, grew up on Alpheus Road, where the intersection of Alpheus and Weeks Avenue is officially Mark Bavis Square and where, today, a marker was joined by a memorial plant and flags.
Bavis played hockey at Catholic Memorial and Boston University - where one of his teammates was his twin brother, Mike. After several years in hockey minor leagues, he became a coach, for both college and youth teams. At the time of his death, he was a scout for the Los Angeles Kings - he was flying to Los Angeles with his boss, Garnet Bailey, who also died that morning.
Today, the Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation, which his family and friends started after his death, provides scholarships to Massachusetts students.
In 2011, Mike Bavis recalled the loss of his brother. A one-time rival at BC also recalls Bavis.