A mass and candlelight vigil was held Monday night in the Seaport District of Boston to honor the victims who lost their lives on 9/11.
The event, hosted by the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, was held at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Good Voyage to remember those lost 16 years ago.
With a Boston Police escort, attendees, Gold Star families and veterans, led a somber candlelight procession to the Seaport Common to The Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial.
"My son, First Lieutenant Scott Milley was killed in action," said Steven Milley. "And I come here tonight to honor those who have fallen on 9/11."
"My son was Staff Sergeant William J. Callahan. He was killed in Ramadi, Iraq, April 27, 2007," said Maryellen Callahan. "Remembering is the most important thing seeing the community coming out in support and encourage and motivate and inspire us to picking up every day and moving forward is very good."
In Boston along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the anniversary was marked by a day of service.
"I know how much this means to the folks overseas and the folks here at home who will always live with the consequences of 9/11," said Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.