The State We’re In: Springfield Remembers 9/11

This year marks nineteen years since the September 11th attacks. The terror attacks killed more than 3,000 Americans on four planes: two crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, one plane slammed into the Pentagon in Washington, and another plane went down in a Pennsylvania field.  

Many of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. On Friday morning, the city of Springfield marked the anniversary with a solemn ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial on Riverfront Park.  

Carolee McGrath spoke with Judy Matt, President of the Spirit of Springfield, Springfield Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi, and Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood about that day and why it’s important to remember what happened and the lives lost.