Westford’s 9/11 memorial symbolizes lives lost, a town’s unity

WESTFORD — In the center of town sits a peaceful reminder of a balmy September early morning, almost 20 yrs in the past.

On that early morning, the quiet of routine shattered when four jets, hijacked by terrorists, crashed, filling skies with smoke and hearth, claiming practically 3,000 life. 

A sculpture, in the general public basic safety courtyard, weaves jointly the memory of all those life — like these of two town citizens.

The town of Westford 9/11 memorial, located in the public safety courtyard, honors the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

It can be a combine of media, which include granite, sea glass, and portion of a beam from the Earth Trade Center — 1 of the hijackers’ targets.

The sculpture also symbolizes that beginnings of Westford Remembers, produced by Town Manager Jodi Ross to honoring the memory of victims.

The volunteer team supported the development of other monuments commemorating chapters of the town’s historical past. It also can help residents in want.

Coming alongside one another

Firefighter and committee member David Christiana developed the 9/11 memorial and other monuments commissioned by Westford Remembers.

A crowd stands as the National Anthem is sung at the dedication of the Westford 9/11 memorial, at the public safety courtyard on Sept. 11, 2013.

“It very much began as the Westford Remembers Committee that the town manager established,” reported Christiana. Fellow volunteer Nancy Cook chaired the committee.

Christiana explained, “There was a member of the Fire Department, and Police Division. The concept was to do the Westford Remembers 9/11 bench, which is on the typical.”

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