Event to remember 9/11, Boston attack

Remember to Remember September 11 will be presented at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on Wednesday, beginning at 8:40 a.m.

The memorial will include a reading of the names of the 2,977 people who were killed by the terrorist attack against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, and the names of the four victims who died in this year’s Boston Marathon bombing. The reading takes approximately 3 hours.

The 9/11 victims’ names will be read by actress Betsy Palmer, actor Jerry Orbach, Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at The Pentagon, Public Affairs Officer Alan Hicks of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANY&NJ), and volunteers at the New York Unit of the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) organization.

Remember to Remember September 11 was organized by artist/poet James Pelletier, who will read the names of the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Pelletier of Winchendon, Mass., has been involved with 9/11 memorials since 2001. He volunteered at Ground Zero for several months in the wake of the 9/11 attack. The recording was first presented in 2002, as part of the first anniversary tributes in Battery Park, NYC. In 2008, Remember to Remember September 11 was expanded to include all the names of the victims. Remember to Remember September 11 is an all volunteer effort.

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