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The Newton 9-11 Memorial - Newton Centre, Massachusetts, USA
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N 42° 19.960 W 071° 11.626
19T E 319262 N 4689044
Quick Description: The Newton 9-11 Memorial is in front of Fire Headquarters in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Filled with symbolism, a timeline, quotes, dedicated bricks, and a small piece of World Trade Center steel, the granite monument honors eight Newton residents.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2019 9:48:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM10P0E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Newton 9-11 Memorial is in front of Fire Headquarters at 1164 Centre Street in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Filled with symbolism, a timeline, quotes, dedicated bricks, and a small piece of World Trade Center steel, the granite monument honors eight Newton residents.

About the memorial:

The names of the three women and five men, ranging in age from 24 to 60, are engraved on a granite scroll mounted near the center of the memorial. Granite steps leading to the memorial are inscribed with the timeline of the September 11 events. Bricks between the timeline steps are engraved with personal messages from donors...

Some bricks say, "Never forget." Other bricks are inscribed with the names of U.S. soldiers. One brick commands, "Don't tread on me." Several bricks name family members and offer tender prayers of hope and love...

From the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee press release "Newton 9-11 Memorial Dedication Is Scheduled for November 10th in Newton Centre -- A Dream Is Realized in Granite and Brick"; Newton, MA; November 7, 2012.

These citizens with strong ties to Newton who perished because of the attacks are memorialized:

  • Mark Bavis, a Roslindale native who had recently moved to West Newton, was a hockey star at Catholic Memorial High School. He was on board one of the two planes.
  • Paige Farley-Hackel, 46, was a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and was trying to get certification as a spiritual instructor. She was on board American Airlines Flight 11, heading to California to speak with radio producers about a radio show on spirituality.
  • Nicholas Humber, 60, a resident of Auburndale. He was one of the first employees of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, and was instrumental in starting its waste management division. He was also on American Airlines Flight 11.
  • Aaron Jacobs died at the World Trade Center at age of 27. A vice president and partner on the international trading desk at Cantor Fitzgerald. His parents, Alice and Laurence Jacobs lived in Waban.
  • Stuart Todd Meltzer, 32, grew up in Newton Highlands and moved to Long Island not long before his death. He was remembered fondly by teachers and coaches at the Rivers School in Weston. He worked in energy management, with offices in the World Trade Center.
  • Richard Barry Ross, 58, a resident of Oak Hill. A businessman, he lived in Newton for 22 years, and had run a travel agency and a copy machine sales business before becoming a corporate consultant. He died on board American Airlines Flight 11.
  • Rahma Salie, 28, and Michael Theodoridis, 32, were expecting their first child when they died aboard American Airlines Flight 11. She worked for an internet security company and he was a technology consultant. Their parents, Haleema and Ysuff Salie, live in West Newton.
  • Amy Toyen, 24, grew up in Avon, Conn., and moved to Newton in 1999. She was planning to get married in 2002. She was on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center at a trade show for her company, Thompson Financial Group.

BIOGRAPHIES SOURCE: Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce

Street parking is available along both sides of Centre Street and the immediate surrounding area.

Disaster Date: 9/11/2001

Date of dedication: 11/10/2012

Memorial Sponsors: The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee

Parking Coordinates: N 42° 19.963 W 071° 11.628

Disaster Type: Sociological

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