- Our goal is to create a 9/11 memorial for Newton. Not just to memorialize the eight people from Newton who died that day, but to commemorate the heroism of the police, the firefighters, and the everyday citizens who reached out to help each other. To remember with sadness the lives cut short and with admiration the bravery displayed by the first responders who selflessly ran into the Towers and the Pentagon to try to rescue others, and the passengers of Flight 93, who rose up together to stop one leg of the attack. It seems that in every generation there is a moment…where there is a “before” and an “after”. Where you can ask anyone, and they will remember what they were doing and where they were on that day, at that hour. 9/11 is ours. We hope you will join us in creating a memorial.
On Sunday, October 20, 9am – 2pm, we will be joining the effort to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by planting daffodils along the Boston Marathon route in Newton. We need to let them know how many people will be there. The holes will be dug by Parks and Rec so all we have to do is plant the bulbs.
Please contact Sande Young at Ssyspts33@aol.com if you would like to participate.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you can make it.
The planting will be somewhere on Commonwealth Avenue and we will update this post as soon as we know.
For more information on this effort, please see the following article.
Board member Ginny Gardner recently discussed the memorial on her NewTV show Virginia’s Views and Vibes. Appearing on the show were President Sande Young, Newton Police Captain Marc Gramada, and Citizen Assistance Officer for the City of Newton Aaron Goldman. The show can be seen here.
The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee and the City of Newton will be holding a memorial service for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and for the first responders. The event will begin at 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 11 at the Newton 9-11 Memorial in front of Fire Department Headquarters on 1164 Centre Street. Mayor Setti Warren and others will offer remarks. All are invited.
We are looking for somebody to run the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee. This could be your chance if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 years or older on April 15, 2013.
- Must be able to complete the entire 26.2 mile course within 6 hours.
- The runner must raise through their network and/or donate $6500 to the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee.
- Official bib number cannot be transferred, sold or used for auction or distributed in any manner.
Once the bib number is assigned, the runner is able to participate on April 15,2013.
Call Sande Young, Chairman Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee.
NewTV covered the dedication ceremony for Newton News.
Their report can be seen here.
Yesterday was the dedication ceremony for the memorial. It was the culmination of many months of efforts. We thank those who attended yesterday, particularly the families, Mayor Warren, members of Newton’s Fire and Police departments and other city employees and officials. The memorial would not been possible without the efforts and support of hundreds of our neighbors. You all have our deepest thanks.
After 18 months of hard work, the day we have planned for has finally arrived. The Newton 9-11 Memorial will be officially dedicated on Saturday, November 10 at 11am. Please join us for this important event.
Please click the below link for your invitation:
Thank you to Jenn Adams and NewTV for sharing this with us.
The video is in two parts: