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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Tewksbury Remembers Those Lost In 9/11 Attacks

Sep 16, 2014 11:25AM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Tewksbury Pride


Gallery: 2014 Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial Service [22 Images] Click any image to expand.



More than 200 people gathered last week at the Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial for a Candlelight Service to remember those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Among those killed in the attacks were Tewksbury residents Peter Gay and Peter Hashem, both passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 11.
Speaking at the event were Larissa Gay, daughter of Peter Gay, and New York City 9/11 Tribute Center Board Member Joan Mastropaolo.
(Gay's remarks can be seen in the Video Below.)
Mastapaolo, and her husband lived in an apartment building close to Ground Zero. Her apartment was destroyed when the towers of the World Trade Center collapsed. Ultimately, she and her husband returned to live in the same building, though a different apartment. She spoke of how the attacks changed her perception of life and the world ... and how it changed how she defined "home."
Music for the service was provided by the Tewksbury Memorial High Band, the Tewksbury Interfaith Chorus and TMHS senior 
Madeline Burgoyne.
Robert Fowler, President of the Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial Board of Directors, served as MC. Also participating were the Tewksbury Police and Fire Department Honor Guard, as well as the Tewksbury Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Larissa Gay speaks at the 2014 Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial Service


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