GOVERNOR PATRICK PARTICIPATES IN SERIES OF EVENTS IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11
BOSTON – Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick this morning participated in the annual State House Commemoration of the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. During the 9/11 Commemoration, Governor Patrick participated in the name reading ceremony for the 210 people who were killed on September 11, with ties to Massachusetts.
“Today we honor those lives we lost twelve years ago, the families who lost loved ones, and those who give their lives to protect us every day," said Governor Patrick.
This afternoon, Governor Patrick will join the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans for their 9/11 Service Project at the Mother’s Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, as a part of ongoing remembrances of 9/11. Governor Patrick will work with volunteers to assemble care packages to support active duty service members and veterans. This year, the event will include the preparation of 500 care packages for homeless veterans in Massachusetts, in addition to the 500 care packages for soldiers on duty overseas. As part of the care package project, participants will have the opportunity to write letters of support to our troops and the Fund will collect pledges to support local families who have lost service members in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Noble Eagle.
This evening, Governor Patrick will attend the sixth annual ceremony for the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Ashburton Park at the State House. This annual commemoration honors the lives of all firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty in Massachusetts. During the ceremony, the names of 22 firefighters will be added to the Memorial this year.