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VIDEO: Tewksbury Marks 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks With Vigil

Sep 12, 2018 07:53PM ● By Bill Gilman
More than 100 residents gathered at the Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial, Tuesday night, for a Candlelight Vigil to mark the 17th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
Tewksbury residents Peter Gay and Peter Hashem were killed when the American Airlines plane they were flying in was one of two that were hijacked and flown into the Twin Towers of the Word Trade Center.
In all, close to 3,000 Americans died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, including 93 from Massachusetts. However, as pointed out during the ceremony by Robert Fowler of the Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial Committee, hundreds of first responders have died from cancer and other illnesses related directly to their work at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks.
Tuesday, Tewksbury residents proved they would "Never Forget", with a ceremony that featured a speeches by Fowler and fellow committee member Richard Cuoco and by Larissa Gay, daughter of Peter Gay.
Music was provided by students from Tewksbury Memorial High School. The names of the 93 Massachusetts victims were read by members of the Tewksbury Police and Fire Departments.
Your Tewksbury Today was at the event as broadcast it via Facebook Live. If you missed the event or just wish to watch it again, you can click the video below.

Candlelight Vigil at Tewksbury 9/11 Memorial

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