Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Last year marked a decade since the events of Sept. 11, shook the U.S. and left their mark on Wayland.
On Sept. 11, 2011, individuals in Wayland joined people around the country in remembering the 10-year anniversary of the day that changed so many lives and lingers even now, 11 years later, in vivid memories. Wayland can seem insulated from such tragedy, but, in fact, the tragedy hit very close to home. The rules changed for Wayland's emergency responders when it come to responding to calls. American Muslims, including those that attend the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland, found themselves under a microscope and thrust into a often unpleasant spotlight. One family in Wayland found itself learning to live without a sister and daughter, who died during the attacks. And the Wayland firehouses found themselves with a reason to fly a somber…
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland hosted an interfaith 9/11 memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The 9/11 memorial service at the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland was designed as an interfaith event. In truth, it was interfaith, intercultural, intergenerational and otherwise an evening of togetherness. “I was looking for something with Muslims because I want to show my support,” said Boston resident Cam Wilson, a Christian Scientist, who drove with her friend to Wayland specifically to attend Sunday evening’s service. “We wanted an interfaith meeting, preferably in a Muslim community.” Speakers included Rabbi Neal Gold of Temple Shir Tikva; Rev. Ken Sawyer of First Parish Unitarian-Universalist; Rev. Bruce Pehrson of Community United Methodist Church; Wayland Police Chief Robert Irving; Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland); and Dr. Ghiath …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Patch remembers 9/11 through images from cities and towns throughout the country.
The events of Sept. 11 took place in the northeast part of the U.S. But the impact of that day resonates throughout the country. Through 911 photos, Patch remembers Sept. 11, and commemorates how it has left its mark on cities and towns across the nation. Here is our photo gallery.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Photos of some of the people in the region who died on Sept. 11, 2001, or memorials to them.
Sept. 11, 2001, claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, and among them were residents emmeshed in our communities, lives and hearts. Here is a look at photos of some of the people in the region who died on Sept. 11, in the Twin Towers or aboard the four hijacked planes. Also pictured are memorials remembering those who lost their lives that day.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Wayland Clergy Association and the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland are co-sponsoring the 9/11 memorial service.
Leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian-Universalist religious traditions will participate Sunday in an interfaith 9/11 memorial service for the victims of 9/11. The service will take place from 4:30 p.m. to about 6 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Boston, located in Wayland. The service is open to the public. Rev. Fred Moser, rector at Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland and convener of the Wayland Clergy Association, said the service will include talks by religious and civic leaders from Wayland as well as interfaith prayers. The program for the service lists Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland), Rabbi Neal Gold of Temple Shir Tikva, Rev. Ken Sawyer of First Parish Unitarian-Universalist and Ghiath Reda of the Islamic Center of Boston …
Area Muslims talk about how they've gone from 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
Wayland’s police and fire chiefs reflect on how the emergency response community has changed as a result of 9/11.
Sept. 11, 2001, changed the way so many of us travel, think about privacy, and teach history to our children. But for emergency responders across the country, it shook the very foundations of how they do their daily work. With 9/11 came an awareness among emergency responders that attacks could happen on American soil, and along with that awareness came a rethinking of preparedness and response. “The mission changed,” said Wayland Fire Chief Robert Loomer, who was serving as a fire captain in Maynard, Mass., at the time of the attacks. “People now think of us as first responders. When it’s terrorism, when it’s on your own soil, who’s going to show up first? Cops and firefighters.” He said emergency responders in the U.S. became “foot …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Images of people in the region affected by Sept. 11, 2001.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ten years have passed since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and on the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. This week, Patch will be running a series of stories exploring the impact that day had on people here, in our local communities. Today, we begin that coverage with a look at the faces of some of the people in the region most affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Educators have for the past 10 years found ways to incorporate 9/11 into the classrooms of America's schools.
Days into his second year of teaching at Wayland High School, David Schmirer, a teacher in the history department, saw a small story online about a plane crash in New York City. “I didn’t think too much about that at that point,” said Schmirer, who grew up on Long Island and still has family there. “But with each subsequent update of that story …” As the events of Sept. 11, 2001, unfolded, “Classes just kind of stopped,” Schmirer said. “We just rolled out the TVs that we had and plugged them in. Kids just started kind of gathering in the history department.” Schmirer said that as the weeks passed after the attacks, students and teachers began considering the attacks from religious, political and social standpoints. With those events and …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Starting Tuesday, Patch explores how our lives in Wayland 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, Wayland 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 Wayland 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…