Southern New England honors victims of 9/11

By: Alexandra Cowley

acowley@abc6.com

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Both the President and his Republican rival have agreed to suspend political campaign ads for 24 hours. As people gather at Ground Zero, here at home, we remember the lives lost in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Five people were killed from Rhode Island. There will be a statewide moment of silence at 8:46 this morning. Flags will be ordered at half-staff. Providence will hold a remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Pawtucket will hold one at 9:30.

Another five people from Southeastern Massachusetts were killed in the attacks. The names of the more than 200 people with direct ties to the state, who died on September 11th, will be read during a ceremony outside the state house today. The ceremony will be followed by a presentation of the annual Madeline Amy Sweeney award for bravery. The tribute is named after a flight attendant who was on one of the two planes hijacked from Logan Airport and flown into The World Trade Center.

2,977 people lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks.