WESTFORD — A memorial service to honor lives lost on 9/11 was hosted by town officials and first responders in Westford, commemorating the 21 years that have passed since the attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.
Two Westford residents, Susan MacKay, 44 and James Hayden, 47 perished in the attacks as their separate flights departed Logan Airport the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
MacKay was aboard American Airlines Flight 11 which crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. A Westford Academy scholarship has been created in her name.
Hayden was aboard United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
Westford was one of a few hundred communities across the nation that received a portion of the World Trade Center, which stands near town Hall in Westford Center.
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