WESTFORD — A memorial service and remembrance event is planned to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
This service marks the 21st anniversary of the attack, paying respects to the 2,977 men, women and children who lost their lives in the attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93.
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.
The ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 9:55 a.m. The event will be held at the 9/11 memorial in the Public Safety Courtyard at 55 Main St.
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