The Westford Historical Society, in partnership with Westford Remembers, hosted a Candlelight Remembrance of the events of 9-11. The Remembrance was held on the town common on Saturday, September 11, at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists linked to al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes. Two were flown into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed in a field in Shakesville, Pennsylvania, after passengers tried to overpower the hijackers. Its target may have been the Capital or the White House. The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2997 people and injuries to more than 6000. The country suffered a great tragedy, and was changed forever.
In addition to the Candlelight Remembrance, members of the Historical Society is featuring a new exhibit “Remembering 9-11” at the Westford Museum, Sundays through September 26th 2-4 p.m. The exhibit tells the story of September 11th through artifacts, personal stories and pictorial history of how Westford has recognized that fateful day.
Leslie Howard, President of the Westford Historical Society and Museum is honored to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th and extend an opportunity for residents to reflect on the events of the day that changed our lives forever. She further hopes that the community will share their own memories with the Historical Society for future generations.
Those of us who lived through it, will never forget where we were or how we felt on that fateful day. Today, September 11th is remembered as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
About the Westford Historical Society and Museum
The mission of the Westford Historical Society is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Westford’s unique history to the community. By providing programming that features aspects of the daily lives, activities and achievements of Westford residents, we strive to expand and enrich understanding of how our town continues to evolve. We foster an environment of teaching and learning that strengthens our sense of community. We will collect, preserve, and exhibit documents, photographs, objects, and sites historically significant to Westford, and encourage outside efforts to do the same.
For more information see our website at https://museum.westford.org/