The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan Int’l Airport

Take some time today to think about how the world changed on September 11, 2001.

And if you’re at Boston Logan International Airport, today or anytime, take some time to visit the Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial, which is a permanent structure in a small park honoring the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175.

Those were the two planes that started out that day from Logan Airport for Los Angeles that were hijacked by terrorists and flown into theĀ  World Trade Towers in New York.

The memorial was dedicated on September 9, 2008 and is 20-by-20-foot glass cube that glows with a soft light at night. Inside the cube are two glass panels etched with the names of the people who were on each flight.

The memorial is located in a smalll park-like area between Terminal A and the Hilton Boston Logan Airport and can be a bit difficult to get to. Ask for directions and don’t give up.

 

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One thought on “The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan Int’l Airport

  1. Hajime Sano says:

    Thanks for sharing Harriet. I will have to visit the memorial when I fly in/out of Boston next week.

    I’m sure everyone has a story about that day. For me, my wife and I had flown back the previous day from our Hawaii honeymoon. We were almost stuck there as we had checked out of our hotel, returned our rental car, and would’ve run out of money.

    Just four months earlier, my entire family (my parents, my sister and her husband and three kids, my brother and his wife) had all flown UA 175 to come to our LA wedding from Boston.

    I grew up in Boston, so many high school and MIT friends were in the Boston, NYC, and DC areas. Some were working at the Pentagon that day. Others saw everything unfold in NYC from their apartment or office.

    I had one friend who lost a friend/boss. His friend/boss was the company President who led the cockpit charge that likely prevented the fourth plane from reaching its destination.

    I’m very thankful that I didn’t lose anyone that day.

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