Here are a few stories and photos of September 11th memorials in our area:
|Londonderry Common, September 11th Memorial|
Close to Londonderry there is also a memorial to September 11th at Benson Park in Hudson, New Hampshire. This spot is located on the land that was previously known as Benson's Wild Animal Park, on Kimball Hill Road. In nearby Dracut, Massachusetts are two memorials to Captain John Ogonowski, who was a resident of Dracut and Captain of Flight 11.
|September 11th Memorial at Boston Public Garden|
|Chuck Jones's name is inscribed here|
|A flower lei laid in remembrance of the fallen|
There is also a Memorial Labyrinth dedicated to the 22 Boston College alumni who lost their lives on September 11th. It is a copy of the labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral, France, and is located on the Campus of Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts. http://www.bc.edu/alumni/association/labyrinth.html
|Linda George, buried in Holden, Massachusetts|
Our wonderful state of New Hampshire has come up with a gentle way of remembering September 11th that is very emblematic of the Granite State. One of the wonders of our geography is 48 mountains that reach to 4,000 feet or higher. Since we are a state that sits at sea level (all 18 miles of our coastline!) that is a curious thing to have such high mountains. "Peak-bagging" is a hobby for many Granite Staters, and they make it a lifetime effort to scale all 48 of these peaks.
On the day after September 11, 2001 a group of hikers raised an extra large flag on Mount Liberty in remembrance of the disaster. The event spread, with more hikers participating on more New Hampshire peaks the following September 11th. Now, on the 10th anniversary of this event, thousands have signed up to fly flags from all 48 of the 4,000 footers. Even non-hikers and the handicapped can join in since there are chair lifts, roads or a train to at least three of the peaks (Wildcat, Cannon, and Mount Washington). If you would like to participate you can check out the website www.flagsonthe48.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|This photo was found on Picasa|
by "James" taken on 11 Sept 2010 on Mount Bondcliff, 4265 feet above sea level
Thanks for all the love rising from the rubble...
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo