To honor the memory of the men and women who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, National Park Service Rangers will place 3000 flags on the grounds of the Bunker Hill Monument and offer historical talks every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept, 11, 2011.
“We all shared a sense of stunned disbelief and were saddened and horrified by the magnitude of the tragedy our nation experienced ten years ago,” said Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius Cash. “No words could adequately express our feelings then but many of us felt a renewed sense of pride and patriotism,” he said. “By placing 3000 flags on the grounds of Bunker Hill, each one representing a life lost, we honor their sacrifice as well as the sacrifices of the early friends of American independence.”
The Bunker Hill Monument grounds are handicapped accessible and admission is free. For more information please call 617-242-5601 or visit www.nps.gov/bost.