Sep 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Portsmouth officials, residents to commemorate 14th 9/11 anniversary Friday

PORTSMOUTH – Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Portsmouth, that just received a piece of wreckage from the World Trade Center, will be holding a memorial service this Friday to commemorate those who died and those who survived the terrorist attacks.

Police, fire, city employees and residents will meet outside police headquarters and Portsmouth City Hall at 8:46 a.m. – the time the first plane hit the World Trade tower.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte will be in attendance as the city plans to unveils the 8-foot steel beam that will serve as the center of a permanent 9/11 memorial.

Among the 2,977 civilians and emergency personnel workers who died in the attack, one was a Portsmouth resident.

Tom McGuinness was a pilot on American Airlines Flight 11 that flew into the World Trade tower.

The ceremony will remember McGuinness and all of the people who perished in the attacks.


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