BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Friday marked the 19th annual 9/11 commemoration observance put together by the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, but it was the first time the ceremony was completely virtual.
A live-shot at the Massachusetts Statehouse showed Governor Charlie Baker delivering a folded U.S. flag, which was raised to half-staff. Then, there was a moment of silence, followed by a recorded message from Governor Baker.
"By continuing to gather, even if its virtually as we're doing this year, we're sending a message loud and clear that almost 20 years later, we have not forgotten and we will never forget the loss and the sacrifice of so many on that terrible, tragic, awful day," Baker said.
217 names of 9/11 victims with ties to Massachusetts were read out loud by family members and state and city leaders.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas reports: