Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the city of Boston is among those honoring the 3,000 people lost in the tragedy.
The attacks hold a strong connection with Boston, not only for the 206 people connected to Massachusetts who died in the attacks.
The two flights that struck the twin towers — United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11 — took off from Boston’s Logan International Airport the morning of the attacks. More than 150 people were abroad the planes, which were both headed to Los Angeles.
At 7:30 Thursday morning at Boston Public Garden, people attended a wreath-laying ceremony featuring Mayor Marty Walsh, who told people that the day would never be an easy one for the city of Boston.
Walsh said, "I want to thank the families of the 206 people connected to Massachusetts. I want to thank the families of the 3,000 loved ones who were lost on that horrific day."
Bagpipers from the Boston Fire Department played and the Boston Fire Department Quartet sang "God Bless America" as victims' families honored their loved ones.