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North Andover to Reflect, Remember 9/11 This Weekend

There will be four services in town Sunday.

Ten years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with hijacked planes, North Andover will pay tribute to the victims, their families and the soldiers who have fought back in the war against terrorism.

  • At 9 a.m., the North Andover Fire Department and Veterans Services office will hold a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Matt Davis of the has been in charge of organizing the event and said he chose that park for the event this year -- rather than in front of Town Hall, because of the expected large turnout.
  • From 12:30 to 2 p.m., local teen Samantha Martens will hold a National Day of Service on the town common. Marten, 13, has been working on an initiative with Gov. Deval Patrick's office and requested permission last month to hold a National Day of Service on the town common on Sept. 11. She will also collect donations for care packages for our troops.
  • At 6:30 p.m., there will be an Interfaith 9/11 Vigil on the town common to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks. This service is open to residents regardless of faith.

Patch will also be posting image galleries and videos from around the region to remember Sept. 11 and how it has changed the nation and our communities.

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