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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

9-11-2001 We Will Never Forget Memorial in Lowell, Massachusetts


World Trade Center
On this date:
Sept. 11, 2001

The United States was attacked by terrorists.
The country, united in Patriotism,
 Responded, Recovered and Rebuilt.

This Memorial is dedicated to the memory of
the fallen Firefighters, Police Officers,
Emergency Medical Technicians and Civilians
who lost their lives on this tragic day.

May we never forget those who suffered,
those that continue to suffer and
those that made the supreme
sacrifice on this day.

Let us always recognize the
dedication and sacrifices of the
Post 9-11-2001 Veterans
for their service during the
War Against Terrorism.


On Sept. 11, 2001, 977 people were lost including:
343 FDNY Firefighters
37 Port Authority Police Officers
23 NYPD Police Officers
8 Private Ambulance Company Emergency Medical Technicians
A Patrolman from New York Fire Patrol
A Citizen of the City of Lowell: (See below.)

Chronology of this fateful day:
08:46 American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center With 92 people on board

09:03 United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center with 65 people on board.

09:38 American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the U.S. Pentagon,
Washington, D.C. with 64 people on board and also killing 125 people inside the Pentagon.

10:05 the South Tower of the World Trade Center Collapses.

10:10 United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into a field in Somerset, Pennsylvania with 44 people on board.

10:28 the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

The Lowell City Hall view from the memorial.

Cobblestones Restaurant is behind, on the right side and the Masconic Temple behind the memorial.

Police Department to the right.

Liberty Tree Park