New Bedford Remembers 9/11 on 20th Anniversary
The terror attacks 20-years ago today in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania were remembered Saturday during a ceremony outside New Bedford City Hall.
The terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people on the morning on September 11, 2001.
The New Bedford Fire Department used two aerial ladder trucks at William and Sixth Streets to hoist a giant American Flag over the intersection before the ceremony began shortly after 10 am.
Among the speakers were New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, leaders of local public safety departments, other city officials and members of the clergy.
Similar ceremonies were held throughout the region today. Dartmouth staged a remembrance ceremony this morning at the Dartmouth Memorial Stadium on Slocum Road.
Chris Pereira, chairman of the Dartmouth Veterans Advisory Board told WBSM's Brian Thomas earlier Saturday, while serving in Afghanistan, he carried with him a photo of Leah Oliver, a 25-year old Dartmouth native who died in the attack on the World Trade Center. He said the photo would often remind him about what he was fighting for.
A ceremony in Acushnet will start at 6 pm, outside the town Fire Station on Russell St.