STATE HOUSE PAUSES TO REMEMBER 9/11 ATTACKS, VICTIMS [+VIDEO]
By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 11, 2017....Family members who experienced searing loss 16 years ago gathered at the State House Monday for solemn ceremonies to commemorate those killed in the 9/11 attacks, and to honor courageous acts.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito reminded the audience in the House chamber of the heroism exhibited by Madeline "Amy" Sweeney, who was a flight attendant on the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center. Before the crash, Sweeney relayed critical information about the hijackers to officials on the ground.
The Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery was created by the Legislature in 2003, and this year's award ceremony was tinged with tragedy. The recipient, Jaydon Dancy, was killed by a commuter rail train in June at the age of 11 in his hometown of Salem, less than a year after he swam out to save a kayaker in distress, Polito said.
Already a subscriber? Login to continue reading...
Get the Rest of the Story!
State House News Service subscribers include media outlets, corporations, non-profits and law offices of every size. You may request a free 21-day trial of the News Service for your company by submitting the form below.
Note to political campaigns: We do not accept trial requests from campaigns from June 24 through Election Day. However, we would be happy to start a pre-paid subscription for your campaign (except for constitutional offices) at a deeply-discounted rate of $21/week, paid through the election. Simply email Virginia Cummings to set up this subscription; she'll send you further instructions.
If you are already a subscriber and need access to SHNS, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-722-2439.