Local remembrances are being held across New England on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
A moment of silence and a wreath laying was held Sunday morning on Boston Public Garden.
"This day never gets easier," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.
Nearly 206 people with Massachusetts ties died on 9/11.
A moment of silence and reading of names was also held at the Statehouse at 8:30 a.m.
Below are some additional events being held in Massachusetts on Sunday:
Deaconess Medical Center and the American Red Cross will join together with community leaders to hold the annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Blood Drive at Fenway Park from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Red Cross and 9/11 Day have partnered to encourage people across the country to give blood as their way to remember and pay tribute to 9/11 victims and those who answered the call to service in response to the attacks. Family members who would like to give blood will be given VIP treatment.
Attendees can take pictures with the World Series trophies, visit with Wally the Green Monster mascot and enjoy a cup of chowder from Legal Sea Foods and standard Fenway food.
The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Care Packages
The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF) will again host the area’s largest care package/day-of-service project on the Rose Kennedy Greenway from noon-3 p.m. on 9/11. Families are encouraged to stop by the Greenway (near Faneuil Hall) to help assemble a care package for the troops or the Commonwealth’s homeless veterans. In all, MMHF volunteers, along with state dignitaries including the Governor and Mayor, will assemble 1000 care packages for immediate distribution.
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes: Memorial Vigil of Remembrance
WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2016; Mass - 7 p.m., Procession - 7:45 p.m.
Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage
69 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial
85 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes are participating in a mass to honor the 15th anniversary of September 11, proceeded by a candlelit procession to the site of the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial in Boston's Seaport District.
Gold Star families, veterans and the public are invited to the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage for the mass. After the service focusing on peace, healing and justice, attendees can join the procession to the memorial.
Boston College students will be singing TAPS at the vigil, which will end with a closing prayer from Deacon Paul of The Good Samaritan Ministry.
Deacon Paul will serve the mass and be joined by Massachusetts Gold Star Families, as well as staff and board members from Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.