On September 11, "Massachusetts Remembers 9/11" will be a volunteer fair, concert and ceremony in tribute to America and the heroes and the fallen of that tragic day. American service men and women that have, and are, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq will also be honored. The 2-hour "Massachusetts Remembers" concert tribute will include: readings, poems, prayers and a time for reflection and remembrance. There will be a special musical program to be performed by the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble and Boston Children’s Chorus.
The concert and ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. The day's full schedule may be viewed here and transporation/access information related to the Espalanade is here. All spectators will enter the Oval through bag check/screening entrances. All spectators and bags will be screened before they are permitted on the Oval. Tarps (smaller than 8' x 10'), blankets and folding beach-style chairs are permitted. It is recommended that you arrive early, gates will open at noon.
A range of non-profit organizations from across the commonwealth will be represented at the Massachusetts Remembers 9-11 event to enlist volunteers in service to the community. This coincides with the "September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance." Looking for other ways to help? Why not check out Boston Cares, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund or check out the Massachusetts Service Alliance's recent mailing for opportunities to volunteer. One interesting opportunity is environmental hurricane relief - planting trees in Western, MA to protect the area against future storms. >> Read More