Massachusetts is joining the nation in somber observances on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
A wreath-laying ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in the Boston Public Garden was followed Friday by a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the moment the first of two planes hijacked from Logan International Airport struck the World Trade Center in New York.
Later, the names of the more than 200 people with Massachusetts connections who died on Sept. 11 were read during an observance moved inside the Statehouse because of rain.
A civilian bravery award named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11, will be presented later Friday. Sweeney was credited with providing authorities with some of the first information about the terrorists.