MA and RI Mark the 16th Anniversary Of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Sep 11, 2017

Commemorations for 9/11 began Sunday in New England with a race in Massachusetts.

The Jeff Coombs Memorial 5K Race, Walk and Family Day ran for its 16th year in honor of Coombs who was on the American Airlines Flight 11 that was hijacked in Boston and flown into one of the Twin Towers.

Money raised through the race goes to the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation, which offers family grants and scholarships to the community.

In Rhode Island, State Police will host a ceremony Monday in their North Scituate headquarters. Family members of victims killed in the attacks are expected to attend, as well as police officers and firefighters.

Later in the day, the U.S. Naval War College in Newport will hold another remembrance ceremony for all victims, including the 11 students and college alumni killed in the Pentagon attack.

One of the speakers there will be Mark Murphy, currently the school’s comptroller, but also a survivor of the Arlington, Virginia attack.

Oakland Beach in Warwick and the Public Safety Complex in Central Falls will also hold ceremonies.