memorial to 9/11 victims planned for Boston Public Garden
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BOSTON -- A small corner of the Boston Public Garden will become a memorial to the Massachusetts victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, city and state officials announced Monday.
The site, near the Newbury Street exit to the historic botanical gardens, will be designed in consultation with the 177 Massachusetts families who lost relatives in the attacks.
of us have no place to put the emotions that we feel. We don't have a
gravesite ... a place where we can visit our loved ones," said Christie
Coombs, whose husband died on American Flight 11. "This memorial
in such a beautiful place is going to allow us that."
"Today we take the first steps toward making this place a place of peace and remembrance," said Boston Mayor Tom Menino. He said the memorial garden will be a place where "the brave men and women from Massachusetts who lost their lives on Sept. 11 will be remembered and honored for all time."
U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who helped organize the memorial with members of the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, and U.S. Sen. John Kerry were on hand for the announcement.
11, 93 Massachusetts residents died, mainly on the two planes that crashed
into the World Trade Center in New York. In total, 177 Massachusetts families
lost loved ones in the attacks.
"These families will be able to come here and spend a few moments and know that all of us are with them," Kennedy said. "They will know that they will be forever remembered. They will have this place for the future of time."
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To read more about the Boston 9/11 Memorial , link to the Boston Globe article by Gail Huff