National Day of Prayer and Remembrance: America Remembers 9/11
16th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack
September 11, 2001 ~ September 11, 2017
Moment of Silence:
The Jimmy Hui Foundation and The Happy Acres Foundation office will join with Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston, Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the Town of Braintree, Mayor Robert L. Hedlund and the Town of Weymouth, Town Manager Robert G. Hiss and the Town of Milton, Governor Charlie D. Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence to take a pause for the moment of silence to honor of those 9/11 victims, families and the first responders were responded at 8:46 a.m. where the first plane have crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York.
The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit will join with Quincy Fire Department, Quincy Police Department, Braintree Fire Department, Braintree Police Department, Brewster Ambulance, Weymouth Fire Department, Weymouth Police Department, Fallon Ambulance, Boston Emergency Medical Services, Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, MBTA Transit Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department, Massachusetts Environmental Police Department, Norfolk County Sheriff Department and Suffolk County Sheriff Department will take their pause on the roll call and police scanner for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. and continue to resume their regular schedule as usual all across the community throughout the day.
President George W. Bush (2001-2009):
America is a nation full of good fortune, with so much to be grateful for. But we are not spared from suffering. In every generation, the world has produced enemies of human freedom. They have attacked America, because we are freedom's home and defender. And the commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time. On this national day of prayer and remembrance, we ask almighty God to watch over our nation, and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come. We pray that He will comfort and console those who now walk in sorrow. We thank Him for each life we now must mourn, and the promise of a life to come.
President Barack Obama (2009-2017):
Today, we remember a day that began like so many others. There were rides to school and communities to work, early flights and familiar routines, quick hugs and quiet moments. it was a day like this one -- a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. Even now, all these years later, it is easy for those of us who lived through that day to close our eyes and to find ourselves back there -- and back here -- back when grief crashed over us like an awful wave, when Americans everywhere held each other tight, seeking the reassurance that the world we knew wasn't crumbling under our feet.
This is never an easy day. But it is especially difficult for all of you -- the families of nearly 3,000 innocents who lost their lives -- your mothers and your fathers, your husbands and wives, your sons and your daughters. They were taken from us suddenly and far to soon. To you and your families, the rest of us cannot begin to imagine the pain you've endured these many years. We will never fully understand how difficult it has been for you to carry on, to summon that strength and to rebuild your lives. But no matter how many years pass, no matter how many times we come together on this hallowed ground, know this -- that you will never be alone. Your loved ones will never be forgotten. They will endure in the hearts of our nation, because through their sacrifice, they helped us make the America we are today -- an America that has emerged even stronger.
President Donald J. Trump (2017-Present):
Fifteen years ago, America suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. Thousands of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and innocent American children were murdered by racial Islamic terrorists.
Today, we mourn for all the lives lost. We mourn for all the children who had to grow up without a mom or dad, and for all the parents who've had to struggle on without their children. We will never forget.
In that darkest hour, the entire world bore witness to strength and courage of our mighty nation. Firefighters, police officers and port authority workers rushed into danger, into smoke, into fire to save the lives of people they had never met -- performing their sacred duties until their last moments on Earth.
Today is a day of sadness and remembrance. It is also a day of resolve. Our solemn duty on behalf of all those who perished that September day 15 years ago, is to work together as one nation to keep all of our people safe from an enemy that seeks nothing less than to destroy our way of life.
We pray for those who have lost the ones they love so much, and we also pray for the unity we will need to conquer all the challenges to come.
Remembrance of 9/11 victims, families & first responders:
Courtesy of: Legacy.com Official Website
American Red Cross of Massachusetts: Blood Drive Event:
Day of Remembrance Blood Drive
Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m.
Fenway Park - Red Sox Stadium Gate D
4 Yawkey Way | Boston, MA 02215
Hours of Operations: TBA
Join the American Red Cross, Boston Red Sox, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and others to give the gift of life on September 11th. All presenting donors will receive a Red Sox goodie bag, commemorative t-shirt, souvenir, a chance to win Red Sox tickets, and a special on field experience! Plus, get your picture taken with the World Series trophies which will be on display at Fenway Park!
Schedule your appointment today, by calling American Red Cross at 1 (800) RED-CROSS or visit their website: www.redcrossblood.org.