Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The mayor and governor joined family members of 9/11 victims on Tuesday morning in commemoration ceremonies.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Eleven years ago, on a cloudless day much like today, Anna Sweeney's father told her that "mommy's plane was taken by bad guys and a lot of people went to heaven." Anna's mother, Amy Sweeney of Acton, had been a flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane to fly into the towers. She was one of 207 people from Massachusetts to die from the attacks. Anna, now a teenager, joined other families of victims Tuesday morning to honor the memory of those killed at the Massachusetts Statehouse. "It's hard to believe that that terrible trajedy was 11 years ago," Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo told the crowd inside the House chambers, where they were assembled for the presentation of the Madeline "Amy" Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery. "We …
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and as a reminder of this day, we wanted to give you some space to share your thoughts with the community. Maybe you were in New York City, Washington D.C. or Pennsylvania on that day or, perhaps, your friends or family were. Maybe you were right here in the Witch City. Wherever you were, we're sure you remember Sept. 11, 2001, and the impact it has had on our country. We want to know — Did Sept. 11 change you? What are your thoughts now, 11 years later? How have you changed since that day? How do you think it changed our city? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Last year marked one decade after the attacks; find out what residents on the South Shore …
The reading will be aired over Sharon's 1630 AM radio station; a memorial service will be held after.
Officials in Sharon will be presenting a "Remember to Remember September 11" tribute today, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:46 a.m., according to an announcement from the Sharon Fire Department Monday. The event will be aired on Sharon's AM radio station 1630, and a listening station will be set up at the Michael C. Rothberg Memorial Clock outside of SHaron Town Hall. The event will feature a reading of the names of the 2,977 people who were killed by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The tribute will begin at 8:46 a.m. today, and is being presented by the Sharon Fire Department. The reading takes about three hours. Rothberg, a Sharon native, was on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, Sharon natives …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Selectmen OK the celebration for Post Office Square.
Sharon will hold its first significant Veterans Day celebration in recent memory -- partly in response to attacks on the town's patriotism. "We've been at war for about a decade. It's a significant year, 9/11. And we're kind of tired of hearing of the notion, or the rap that Sharon has, for believe it or not, we've heard this, of being unpatriotic," Police Chief J.J. McGrath told selectmen Tuesday night. McGrath and Veterans Agent Paul Bergeron proposed the Veterans Day program, which selectmen approved. "We feel that's absolute nonsense, and we're going to prove that it's absolute nonsense. "This town, and the residents of this town, have family that fought in every war since the Revolutionary War. World War I. World War II. We have …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
She questions the agenda of a 9/11 coloring book.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Tahera Sajid A children’s coloring book, "We Shall Never Forget 9/11 - The Kids' Book of Freedom" has sparked much controversy lately. It claims to be a memorial tribute to the victims of 9/11, but many are questioning its deeper agenda. The book's publisher, Wayne Bell, has denied the book advocates anti-Muslim sentiment as quoted on ABC News, "This book under no way… zero, zero… no way… mentions Islam or Muslims…it does not mention Islam in generalities..." and that the book was "created with honesty, integrity, reverence, respect and does not shy away from the truth." However, a cursory glance through the book speaks another tale. The phrase "radical Islamic Muslim extremists" appears 10 times in the book. It claims, "These attacks …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A look back at the week's top Sharon Patch stories.
On Saturday, Sharon Patch reported on the Sharon High School varsity football team's season-opening victory over visiting Dedham. And Sharon Patch previewed the music planned for Sunday's 9/11 Remembrance. On Sunday, Sharon Patch reported on a fatal accident on Route 24 in Stoughton late Saturday night. And Sharon Patch covered Sharon's 9/11 service. On Tuesday, Sharon Patch reported on a four-alarm fire in Mansfield that Sharon firefighters helped fight. On Wednesday, Sharon Patch reported on talk of re-using 1 School St. On Thursday, Sharon Patch reported on Sharon High School earning the National Blue Ribbon School honor. And on a Sharon temple president's family's AIDS awareness bicycle ride. On Friday, Sharon Patch profiled resident …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Interfaith service draws standing-room-only crowd.
On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Srinivasa Raghavan recited words from the Hindu tradition from a podium at the Unitarian Church of Sharon. Translated, the selection means "From the unreal lead you to the real, from darkness lead you to the light," Raghavan told the standing-room-only crowd gathered for An Interfaith Service of Sacred Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 and its Aftermath on Sunday night. "The bottom line for every religion is the same: to bring happiness to every human being," Raghavan said. Sponsored by the Sharon Religious Leaders Group, the service drew an audience and a program reflecting Sharon's spiritual diversity. The audience heard words from the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Christian …
Sharon resident David Rubinowitz wrote 'Reflections' days after the terrorist attacks.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Exactly 10 years ago today, Sharon resident David Rubinowitz was working at Morgan Stanley, on the 74th floor of World Trade Center Tower 2. "I was at my desk when the Tower 1 was hit and made it down to the lobby level of Tower 2 when my building was impacted that Tuesday morning," says Rubinowitz, who moved to Sharon three years ago. "I wrote the poem below later that week and after 10 years I would like to share it." Reflections Mountains sway gently beneath blue skies. Reflections of America. Icons of the World. Roars of thunder crash among the valleys. Time stops. Like monarch butterflies with starched wings they fall through the heavens. Innocent consumed. Helpless, Desperate, Fighting for air. Thoughts of those we love and loved. …
Remember the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 today.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Remember 9/11 An Interfaith Service of Sacred Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2011 and its Aftermath will be held at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, Join the community choir for rehearsal at 5 p.m. 2. Hike the Beaver Brook Trail Hike the Beaver Brook Trail with the Sharon Friends of Conservation from 2 to 4 p.m. The group will meet and park at the western (non-station house, outbound) side of the parking lot. Go the southern end. This is the end opposite the bridge. 3. Enjoy a cookout The Cottage Street School has a Back to School BBQ from 1 to 4 p.m. 4. Visit a music school The Dedham School of Music holds an …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The rehearsal starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, an hour before the service.
Sharon community members will unite as a choir for the town's 9/11 Remembrance on Sunday. Those wishing to sing should arrive for rehearsal at the Unitarian Chuch of Sharon at 5 p.m., an hour before this Interfaith Service of Sacred Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 and its Aftermath. The Sharon Religious Leaders Group is sponsoring the service. Unitarian Church Choir Director Jennifer Spencer and Pianist Mel Springer have chosen the music for the service. The volunteer choir will sing "I am a Seed of Peace," led by Spencer. "The words are very appropriate," Spencer says. "The theme is all about bridging differences, building peace, working past a crisis." Spencer says the Rev. Jim Robinson, the church's minister, suggested having the …