Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The mayor and governor joined family members of September 11, 2001 victims on Tuesday morning in commemoration ceremonies.
Eleven years ago, on a cloudless day much like today, Anna Sweeney's father told her that "mommy's plane was taken by bad guys and a lot of people went to heaven." Anna's mother, Amy Sweeney of Acton, had been a flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane to fly into the towers. She was one of 207 people from Massachusetts to die during the September 11, 2001 terrorists' attacks. Anna, now a teenager, joined other families of victims Tuesday morning to honor the memory of those killed. "It's hard to believe that that terrible trajedy was 11 years ago," Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo told the crowd inside the House chambers, where they were assembled for the presentation of the Madeline "Amy" Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery. "We …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Plaques and trees outside Stoneham Town Hall honor Anna S. W. Allison. Allison, a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11, died when the plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
Plaques and trees outside Stoneham Town Hall honor Anna S. W. Allison. Allison, 48, a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11, died when the plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. Please take a moment to look at the memorials captured by Stoneham Patch contributor Jonathan Pickering.
Matthew McCullough and Michael Vasilchuk have joined the forces to serve their country proud and have no regrets in doing so.
There are no words to describe what took place on Sept. 11, 2001. Some say fatal and others say deadly, but deep down inside you cannot put the pieces together on why. It was an event that has changed the country forever. Since 2001, the United States has rallied and soldiers have fought for the red, white and blue to make a statement that these colors do not run. Matthew McCullough, 27, of Stoneham, joined the service because he loves his country and would do anything to defend and protect it. “I think for most people my age, September 11, 2001 will always be a day that we will remember. For us, this was our Pearl Harbor, or the assassination of JFK,” McCullough said. “When I first remember hearing the news, it was almost surreal and …
Peggy Panessiti, of J & B Butcher, 3 Central St. in downtown Stoneham, lost people from her hometown of Tewksbury on 9/11.
In this video interview with Stoneham Patch, Peggy Panessiti, of Stoneham-based J & B Butcher, said people from her hometown of Tewksbury died on 9/11.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Weylin Symes, producing artistic director at Stoneham Theatre, shares his memories and thoughts concerning 9/11.
Stoneham Theatre Producing Artisitic Director Weylin Symes recalls his memories and thoughts concerning the 9/11 tragedy.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tracy Flaherty, a florist at Evergreen Florist in downtown Stoneham, reflects on what transpired on Sept. 11, 2001.
Tracy Flaherty, florist at Evergreen Florist on 397 Main Street in downtown Stoneham, recalled her memories of 9/11, when several Stoneham businesses came together that tragic day to watch Evergreen's television for the latest updates about the terrorist attacks.
Stoneham High School students Brandon Polizzi, David Coscia, Michael Kelly and Alexa Federico remember where they were and what they were doing 10 years ago during the terrorist attacks when they were young children.
September 11, 2001. It was thought to be just another ordinary day for four elementary school students with the sun shining down and the bells ringing to start the school day, but what they did not know was their lives would be changed forever. Brandon Polizzi, a senior at Stoneham High School, was seven years old at the time and in second grade. “I was in elementary school attending Central (Elementary) School. I was in class and all I remember was the teachers gathering around and talking softly so we could not hear,” Polizzi said. “Then the teachers announced that school was being dismissed and for innocent second graders we thought this was great.” It was not until Polizzi arrived home to realize why he was dismissed from school that …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Josie, owner of Stoneham Barber Shop, discussed what 9/11 means to her.
Josie, owner and operator of Stoneham Barber Shop, 368 Main St., recently discussed 9/11 and how she shows her support for firefighters for the latest installment in our "You Said It" video series.
Six firefighters from the Stoneham Fire Department will be in New York City for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
9/11. The day America was thrust into a new era. Nobody has more informed or important memories of the terrorist attacks than the Stoneham firefighters. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, to honor the 2,819 firefighters that perished in the collapse of the Twin Towers and in the struggle to save those that were trapped in the rubble, six firefighters from the Stoneham Fire Department will make a trip to New York City and stand alongside their brethren from NYC and all over the country at an uptown ceremony honoring the dead. The Stoneham firefighters making the trek to NYC include Scott Greenleaf, Mike Labriola, Dan Kelleher, Mark Chabak, Charles Webber and Paul Sodergren. Kelleher explained the simplicity, yet honest dedication, behind this…