Sunday, September 11, 2011
As we remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, locals look back.
As we remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, locals recall where they were when they heard the news and what has changed in the last decade.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Officials across the region are preparing for services this weekend.
Officials and firefighters from around the region are preparing for 9/11 remembrances, including North Reading, which is hosting an all-day event at Ipswich River Park on Sunday.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Event to feature local legislators, "Song of the Unsung Hero."
The town released today the lineup for Sunday's Sept. 11 rememberance ceremony to be held at 11:30 on the town common. This ceremony will be separate from the commemorative event to be held at 10 a.m. at Reading Memorial High School. That ceremony will feature the unveiling of two granite slants installed this week on the property. The Reading Fall Street Faire will start after the ceremony, at 12 p.m. Full program:
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Veterans Director Susan Magner is planning a 9/11 remembrance event.
North Reading’s Director of Veterans Services Susan Magner is diligently planning a 9/11 event to ensure that residents never forget September 11, 2001. The 10th anniversary event will boast guest speakers, a presentation of colors by the Marine Corps and live music. In the photo above, Magner is holding the design for dog tags that will be sold at the event. The tags will read, North Reading, Tenth Anniversary, 9/11, Never Forget. Magner said, “The anger, sadness, and fear of that day will never be forgotten. The tragedy and loss of innocent people will remain etched in our thoughts forever. We will remain forever grateful for immediate response of firemen, policeman, and concerned citizens.” Veterans and soldiers are present in Magner’s…
9/11 rekindled local veteran's interest in enlisting.
Even in high school North Reading resident David Peoples thought about serving in the military. "I always wanted to serve," Peoples said. "I had always thought about it, but I just hadn't enlisted." It wasn't until shortly after 9/11 that the now 28-year-old began to think again about enlisting. He was two years removed from graduating from the Landmark School in Beverly. He had been talking with a friend about the tragic events of 9/11 right before he made the decision to join the military. He was first stationed at Camp Casey in Dongduchea, South Korea in March of 2004. "We decided to go down [to the recruitment office] the next day," Peoples said. "I was working as an HVAC apprentice, and figured I would be doing that. I guess you could…