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

NewTV Story on the 2014 Commemoration

Thanks to NewTV for doing a story on the 2014 commemoration of the September attacks.

The story can be seen here.


Fundraiser for the Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground

There is another event on Thursday, September 11, that we wanted to let you know about. It is a fundraiser for the Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground.


To learn more about Paige, please visit here and here.


Order of Ceremony for the 2014 9-11 Commemoration

Here is the planned order of ceremony for the September 11 Commemoration:

Order of Ceremony


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


6:05 PM          Tom Mountain welcomes all with opening remarks


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


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


6:11 PM          Tom introduces Police Chaplain, Rabbi Moshe Lieberman, for invocation


6:13 PM          Tom introduces Mayor Setti Warren for remarks

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


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


6:18 PM          Reading of the Memorial Text followed by moment of silence


6:23 PM          Posting of the colors


6:25                 Tom introduces Fire Chaplain, Reverend Mark Caggiano, for benediction


6:28                 Guests disperse to bagpipes

2014 9-11 Commemoration

The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee & the City of Newton
cordially invite you to our
Annual 9-11 Commemoration
September 11th, 2014 at the
Newton 9-11 Memorial
(on the front lawn of the Newton Centre
Fire Department Headquarters)
1164 Centre Street

6:00 – 6:30 PM75913_10151732979458821_1981206273_n

Annual Meeting August 11 at Newton City Hall

Please join us for the annual meeting of the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee, It will take place at Newton City Hall, Room 202, on Monday, August 11th, at 7pm.

All are welcome. We will be planning the Sept 11th ceremony.





Run Stephanie Run!

Stephanie Galvani is a 37 year-old wife, mother and teacher who will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon for the first time. She has decided to raise money to support the Newton 9-11 Memorial and we are very grateful for that. She is also running to honor the memory of Amy Toyen, one of the eight Newton residents whose names are inscribed on the memorial. To donate and to read more about why she is running, please visit

Marathon Daffodil Planting

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 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.

2013 September 11 Ceremony

Thank you to all who attended this event. These photos were taken by Ora Mountain.




Virginia’s Views and Vibes: 9/11 Memorial One Year Later

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.