Monday, September 12, 2011
About 100 people participated in placing flags on on the town green on Sunday in memory of those who perished 10 years ago.
Many representatives from within the Weston community came to participate in the placing of flags commemorating those who passed away 10 years ago when America was attacked by terrorists. Some people came to assist and there were those who lost a friend or a loved one during that terrible day. "This day of memory helps to keep in perspective who we are and what we are all about", shared Peggy Ober, a Weston resident of 20 years.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Patch remembers 9/11 through images from cities and towns throughout the country.
Millions of people across the country were affected by the 9/11 attacks. Some experienced the tragic loss of a loved one, some found an inspiring way to help those who were grieving, and others experienced a political awakening. To help reflect the endless diversity of their experiences, Patch looked out across our sites to pull together 911 snapshots of everyday Americans whose lives were changed by the events of that day. From across the country, this Patch site and hundreds of others captured the faces, keepsakes, memorials, ceremonies, flags, fund-raisers, deployments and the still-raw emotions that followed the attacks. Taken together they create a powerful mosaic that is large in scope but often deeply personal. Click through to see…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Weston resident Jodi Wolf talks about her memories of 9/11.
Weston resident Jodi Wolf, mother to three children ages 10, 8 and 6, speaks about being a first-time mother when the attacks of 9/11 occurred.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Area Muslims talk about how they've gone from a being mostly overlooked to being a people with a scrutinized faith.
Eleven years ago, Muslims lived in America. They worked here, raised kids here, married here, died here, worshiped here, paid taxes here and otherwise went about living their lives much as any other Americans. But 10 years ago, 19 Muslim men hijacked planes and flew them into the two towers of New York’s World Trade Center; the Pentagon in Washington D.C.; and, in what appears to have been a failed plot, a field in Shanksville, Penn., killing nearly 3,000 people and abruptly bringing foreign terrorism onto American soil. On Sept. 11, 2001, the lives of millions of Muslims living in America changed profoundly because of the actions of 19 of those individuals. Ghazi Khankan was serving as the executive director of the national organization, …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Gather at the town green this year to remember those who died 10 years ago.
This year, as residents have done for 9 years, Weston residents can come to the town green to remember those who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The tribute, which was the idea of Weston Recreation Department director Doug MacDougall, began on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks and has stood for two weeks each September since 2002. "It just struck me as something that needed to be done and for them to be remembered. What would be something that would get people's attention? And I thought 3,000 flags on a town green would be impressive," MacDougall said to Patch last year. Anyone interested in helping to plant flags should gather at the town green on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. This year, in addition to the flags, …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Last year, high school seniors who were only 8 or 9 years old when the attacks of 9/11 happened volunteered at the town green to help plant flags.
Last fall, members of the class of 2011 gathered at the town green to plant the annual flags in commemoration of 9/11. Though most of them were only small schoolchildren at the time of the attacks, the events continued to motivate them to participate in the ceremony.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Starting Tuesday, Patch explores how our lives in Weston have changed in the decade since 9/11/01.
Most of us remember exactly where we were that startlingly beautiful September morning 10 years ago. What is not as clear: how have we changed in the intervening 10 years? Who changed the course of his or her life because of the attacks that morning on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and because of the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field? How have we changed as a community? Starting Tuesday, each day until Sunday, 9/11/11, Weston Patch will have a story or stories examining the impact of 9/11 on us, here. In the meantime, we want to share this gallery of photos from Weston and surrounding towns; each picture attempts to capture the meaning, the essence, of 9/11. And, as always, we want to hear your thoughts, ideas, …
Friday, August 19, 2011
We're looking for Weston stories about the terrorist attacks of nearly 10 years ago.
Here at Weston Patch, we've been talking to people around town about the Sept. 11 attacks. We're trying to get a sense of what it was like to live in Weston that day, and what—if anything—has changed about Weston in the last 10 years. And as the day draws closer, we'll be running photos, video and articles about how people in and around Weston were and continue to be affected by that terrible day. But we want to hear from you. What were you doing that day? Looking back, what are your thoughts? How have you changed? (Or have you?) How has the world around you changed? Send your thoughts, your comments, your photos and your story ideas to editor Meghan Kelly at email@example.com, or leave us a note in the comments.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A roundup of the region's news and features for Tuesday, July 12.
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Monday, May 2, 2011
What's your response?
Updated 5:35 p.m., from correspondent Matt Rand: Matt Rand spoke to some Weston residents in Weston center today. Here's what they had to say: “I think it's kind of tough to be happy over death but if anybody is going to be happy over death I guess it should be that one [Osama Bin Laden’s].” --Kristi McKenna outside Bruegger’s Bagels “I think it's phenomenal at this point that he has been brought to justice for all the the tragedy [he’s] caused in this country.” --Charles Aggouras outside Bruegger’s Bagels “I don’t think there is anything to celebrate [in Bin Laden’s death] because of the human cost of that war -- both in our servicemen and the people who live in Iraq and Afghanistan, and also the trillions of dollars that we wasted …