Newton Teacher to Run Boston Marathon in Support of Newton 9-11 Memorial

Dan Gardner, a middle school teacher here in Newton, is running the Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for the Newton 9-11 Memorial! Please visit his website here. Although the Memorial is finished, funds are needed for maintenance and upkeep of the Memorial and the surrounding garden.



Video of 2016 Commemoration

Thank you to all who planned and attended the ceremony on Sunday. The Mayor’s office recorded the event and has posted the video here561512_10151104393308821_1005185146_n.

2016 Commemoration Program

Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee & the City of Newton

Annual 9-11 Commemoration

September 11, 2016


The Newton 9-11 Memorial

1164 Centre Street

6:00 PM


Order of Ceremony

            Guests gather to Firefighter Kevin Fitzgerald’s bagpipes

            Gloria Gavris welcomes all with opening remarks

            Gloria introduces Posting of the Colors by Police Honor Guard

          Gloria invites scouts to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance

            Gloria introduces City Council President Scott Lennon for remarks

            Gloria introduces Ginny Gardner to begin remembrances (please see the back of your program for brief biographies of Newton’s 9-11 victims)

Gloria announces Posting of the Colors

Gloria introduces Fire Chaplain, Reverend Mark Caggiano, for benediction

      Gloria closes as guests disperse to bagpipes

Fundraiser for the Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground

The Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground in Dorchester remembers one of the Newton residents killed on September 11. On Saturday, September 10, there will be a great evening of music to raise money for the playground. Please check it out! For more information visit here.911_2016_FINAL

2016 Commemoration

Memorial Photos 1Please join us on Sunday, September 11 at 6pm at the Newton 9-11 Memorial on Centre Steet for a remembrance of those lost in the September 11 attacks.

2016 Boston Marathon Runner Runs for the Newton 9-11 Memorial

A big thank you to Rachel Barker. Rachel is running the 2016 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Newton 9-11 Memorial. The funds raised are use for maintainance and repair of the Memorial.  Please visit her fundraising page and support her efforts!

Rachel Runs Boston


2015 Commemoration

Pictures from the 2015 Commemoration. Thank you to Chris Pitts for sharing.

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2015 September 11 Commemoration

The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee & City of Newton
Cordially invite you to our

Annual 9-11 Commemoration

September 11th, 2015 at the
Newton 9-11 Memorial
(on the front lawn of the Newton Centre
Fire Department Headquarters)
1164 Centre Street

6:00 – 6:30 PM

Memorial Photos 1


6:00 PM          Guests gather to Fireman Kevin Fitzgerald’s bagpipes


6:05 PM          Charlie Shapiro welcomes all with opening remarks


6:07 PM          Charlie introduces Posting of the Colors by Police Honor Guard


6:09 PM          Charlie introduces Marcel Oliart, trumpet, and the Huffman grandchildren, vocals, to perform the National Anthem


6:11 PM          Charlie introduces Reverend Frank J. Parker, S.J., for invocation


6:13 PM          Charlie introduces Mayor Setti Warren for remarks


6:15 PM          Charlie introduces President of the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee, Sande Young, for remarks


6:16 PM          Sande introduces Lynne LeBlanc, xxxx xxxx, and xxxxx xxx
to remember this past year’s victims


6:17 PM          Ringing of the Bells (Larry and Suzanne)


6:18 PM          Charlie introduces reading of the Memorial Text, followed by a moment
of silence


6:23 PM          Charlie announces Posting of the Colors


6:25                 Charlie introduces Reverend Howard Haywood for benediction

Thank You Brad and Stephanie!

From the Newton TAB:

“Last year, Stephanie Galvani of Natick ran the Boston Marathon and raised more than $6,000 to support the Newton 9/11 Memorial Fund. This year her cousin, Brad Hauert, of Denver, Colo., also ran the Marathon and has so far raised $5,000 for the Memorial Fund.”

Read more herenewton-911-memorial-marathon.


Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee at the 2015 Boston Marathon!

A big thank you to Brad Hauert, who is running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee! Brad, who attended graduate school at Boston College and works in aviation in Arizona, was inspired to run by the memory of Amy Toyen. Amy is one of the Newton residents listed on the Memorial. Please visit Brad’s race website, which can be found here. Funds raised will go toward the maintenance of the Memorial.BradleyHauert