September 11 Flag Ceremony on Town Green This Saturday

Town Green, 2019

It’s hard to believe that twenty years have passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. I am sure that all of us who are over the age of say thirty remember where they were that day.

Please join friends and neighbors to mark the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attack by helping place 3,000 flags on the Town Green, a tradition that was started in 2002 and remains one of the most beautiful and touching memorials to the fallen. Last year in the pandemic, the event was held, with some small changes made for safety.

On Saturday, after a brief ceremony, the Paul Revere bell in the tower of First Parish Church will chime to signify the moment of first impact and the time for participants to start placing flags.  Upon completion, Town green will have flags representing more than 2,000 American citizens, almost 400 people from other countries and more than 350 firefighters, paramedics and police officers.

Each flag represents one life

Participants should arrive to Town Green by 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 11.  All Weston residents and members of the public are invited to join.  For questions, please call the Recreation Department at 781-786-6260.

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