Thursday, September 15, 2011
The 117-bag display was approximately nine feet tall and 13 feet wide and was composed of red, white and blue luminary bags.
A patriotic luminary display appeared on the lawn of the police and fire departments on Sept. 11 as a result of the efforts of Medfield’s American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Beckwith Post 110. “Our chaplain, Michelle Doucette, thought of the idea,” said Auxiliary President Lisa Marie Donovan. “We wanted to do something to commemorate the 10th anniversary [of 9/11], and wanted to do something for the police and fire departments to show them how much we appreciate everything they do on a daily basis to keep our community safe and secure. ... We thought the lawn of the police and fire stations would be a very appropriate place to do so.” The 117-bag display was approximately nine feet tall and 13 feet wide and was composed of red, white and …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Medfield Historical Society organized a flag display outside the Peak House in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11.
On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, standing on the lawn in front of the Peak House, Medfield Historical Society President David Temple said it was important to mark this “significant anniversary” and was proud of the flag display around him. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years” was a common expression Sunday, referring to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, as many in the Medfield community stopped by the Peak House for the last tour of the summer season and to see and appreciate the many flags that were on display. “Richard came to us with this idea and it was a great opportunity to get these flags seen," said Medfield Historical Society curator, Cheryl O’Malley. "It was important being the 9/11 anniversary.” Initially, members of …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Life in America was forever changed 10 years ago today. American flags were flown and displayed around Medfield and the country as signs of Patriotism and strength just days following the nation's weakest moment.
10 years ago today, life in America was changed forever following the terrorist attacks that tragically took 1,000s of innocent lives. Emerging from the rubble, heart ache and adversity was a united Nation – one full of hope and Patriotism. In our country's weakest and most vulnerable moments came strength and support for the "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" through American flag displays around Medfield and around the country. Here's a photo gallery look at Medfield's Patriotism in the days following Sept. 11, 2001 and a look at that same Patriotism 10 years later as we remember those who lost their lives, served and continue to serve to protect us and the community strength of an entire nation. We remember 9/11 and will never …
In 2002, a granite park bench outside of the Medfield Public Library was dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Kathy Brennan, Friends of the Medfield Library president, recalls a board meeting shortly after Sept. 11, 2001 as the origin of the granite park bench outside the library's entrance that serves as a solemn reminder of the tragic events that day. "We were all very distraught, of course," said Brennan. "One of the board members suggested we donate the proceeds of our recent books sale to the 9/11 recovery effort." Brennan said "much discussion ensued" regarding the town's bylaws, restricting the "use of funds raised to materials and programs that benefit the library." The granite park bench was the result of those discussions, according to Brennan. "The Friends were hoping to offer the community a quiet place to rest and reflect after 9/11…
Friday, September 9, 2011
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Medfield High School and Blake Middle School students participated in a joint assembly Friday to remember 9/11 and learn of the strength of community.
At 9:02 a.m. Friday, with an overcast sky – unlike the clear blue sky in 2001, over 1,500 students, teachers and administrators from both Medfield High School and Blake Middle School joined together on the Calvin George Fischer Memorial Football field to remember the events of 9/11, to honor those who served and died and to learn about the importance of community since that tragic day, 10 years ago. Medfield High School principal Robert Parga opened the program. He spoke about how today's senior students were in second grade in 2001 and some of the sixth graders were only a year old. He spoke of how the world has changed since that day and the fact that most of these children have experienced 9/11 through documentaries. "Almost …
The solemn 10th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks is Sunday and today we are asking what you remember most from that day and how you will be honoring those who lost their lives?
Questions and conversations are often the driving forces behind change and understanding between neighbors, officials and political leaders. At Medfield Patch, we want to hear from you! We're always striving to generate conversation and foster dialogue in an effort to give all of our users a voice in the community. Each day, we'll be asking Medfield Patch readers a different question. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what Medfield thinks! To answer, click on the words bolded and highlighted in blue and type away. Sunday will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that took 1,000s of innocent lives and …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Medfield High School and Blake Middle School students will come together for a joint assembly on Friday, Sept. 9 to learn and discuss the impact 9/11 had on American life and remember those who tragically lost their lives a decade ago.
Principals at Medfield High and Blake Middle Schools are using the solemn 10th Anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to teach students about the impact and significance that day had on America. “For the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11, [Medfield High School principal] Robert [Parga] and I have been [planning] to work together at the secondary schools to have a joint assembly, hopefully on the football field and really focus on the community aspect of the tragedy of 9/11,” Blake Middle School principal Nathaniel Vaughn said. “We want to make sure we recognize [9/11] in an appropriate manner.” The joint assembly will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 on the Medfield High School turf field at 9 a.m., weather permitting and will focus on the …
Monday, September 5, 2011
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Patch is putting together a special issue featuring your stories and memories as we remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
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Monday, September 5, 2011
Nearly 10 years ago, life in the U.S. was permanently altered. The Sept. 11 attacks—four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on American soil—took nearly 3,000 lives in total and forever changed our lives. The reach of the incident was widespread and all-encompassing, leaving an indelible mark on our collective conscience. A decade later, the wounds are still healing. In an effort to show the impact of those events that now seem so far away, Medfield Patch is asking the community to come together and share thoughts and memories of that day. Did you lose a loved one that day? Did someone you know enlist in the military after the attacks? Maybe you decided to get involved in anti-war efforts? Perhaps a family member was one of many …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Medfield Historical Society will honor those who died in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania by displaying its historic flag collection on the front lawn of the Peak House on Sunday, Sept. 11.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Medfield Historical Society’s Peak House on Main Street will end its summer open house tour schedule on Sunday, Sept. 11 with a special exhibit to solemnly remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day. On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the historical society will honor those who died in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania by displaying its historic flag collection on the front lawn of the Peak House. Flags from different time periods of Medfield's history will be on display, including the 45-star American Flag that flew over the Old Corner Store (site of today's Mobil gas station), the Bicentennial Union Jack flag that flew over Baxter Park during the 1976 Bicentennial year, the Iran Hostage Flag that flew over Baxter …