911 Remembrance Ceremony

September 9, 2011

An emotional and compelling remembrance ceremony marking the anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack which began at Logan Airport was held at the airport on Friday, September 8.

On 9/11, American Airlines and United Airlines – whose planes were hijacked out of Logan and which crashed into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center – will hold private ceremonies at their respective gate areas in memory of the dead.

A memorial service will be held inside the Logan Airport Chapel on 9/11 at 12:00 p.m.

In addition, all flags at the airport will be flown at half-mast and a moment of silence will be held at the exact time when the first plane hit the North Tower – which was shortly before 9:00 a.m.

TSA honor guards will be placed at all airport checkpoints throughout the day.

At the remembrance ceremony held last Friday Massport interim executive director David Mackey spoke from the heart with regard to the incidents as well as the airport’s connection with them.

The late Senator Kennedy’s wife Victoria Reggie Kennedy gave an emotional speech about the incidents and her husband’s involvement after the dust had settled.

More than 400 people attended.