New England to remember 9/11 with memorials, flag waving

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Cities across New England will commemorate the 16th anniversary of 9/11 with memorial services, moments of silence and a stair climb to honor the hundreds of firefighters who died that day.

At the Cathedral of the Pines in New Hampshire, a Monday ceremony will include a reading of the names of the more than 2,700 people who died when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

A memorial service will be held outside Portsmouth City Hall starting at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit. And in Manchester, volunteers will climb stairs at a baseball stadium to honor the 343 firefighters who died.

In Maine, the Freeport Flag Ladies will wave the Stars and Stripes on Main Street, as they've done every week since 9/11.

© 2017 Associated Press


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