September 11th Memorial:
On September 11, 2001, at 08:46 AM an attack was initiated against several targets in the United States. By early afternoon on that day, both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were destroyed. The partially demolished Pentagon in northern Virginia was on fire and a hijacked aircraft was downed in a farming field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 lives, of citizens from around the world, were annihilated. Words cannot express either the horror that we felt or the pain and anger that engulfed the United States and the entire world.
On Friday July 5, 2002, Governor Jane Swift approved a bill to erect a memorial at Battleship Cove for the 90 Massachusetts victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Unanimously approved by House and Senate lawmakers, House, No. 4974 was proposed by Representative Robert Correia of Fall River and endorsed by Speaker of the House Thomas M. Finneran and Senator Joan M. Menard.
"I originally had the idea of putting it down here because it’s an American tragedy. It was an act of aggression against our country, against all of us, and that is why I thought it was important to be here among our other memorials,” said Correia.
To see a list of residents of Massachusetts lost during the September 11 attacks, please click on this file.