9/11 Memorial

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 the  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.

 

9/11 commemorated at Boston Logan Airport and at LAX

It’s the seventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

In addition to our individual remembrances and those taking place in various communities, airports around the country are marking the date.

Earlier this week, Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial was unveiled. The 2.5 acre “Place of Remembrance” honors the crew and passengers of the two hijacked Boston flights with a large glass sculpture encasing two glass panels etched with the names of the passengers and crew of each flight.

(Photo: Massport)

Across the country, at Los Angeles International Airport(LAX), the 26 lighted Gateway Pylons on Century Boulevard were lit in red, white and blue beginning at 12:01 am, today, September 11, 2008. They will remain lit until 12:01 am Friday, September 12th.

Boston Logan Airport and LAX are tragically linked to each other, and to the 9/11 attacks.

Two of the four hijacked planes were originally heading for LAX from Boston. A third flight was heading for LAX from Washington, D.C.

  • 92 people died when American Airlines Flight 11, bound from Boston to Los Angeles, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center;
  • 65 people died when United Airlines Flight 175, bound from Boston to Los Angeles, crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center;
  • 64 people died when American Airlines Flight 77, from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, crashed into the Pentagon;
  • 45 people died when United Airlines Flight 93, bound from Newark to San Francisco, crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania.