Today is the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Last week, the committee in charge of fundraising for a 9-11 memorial at Riverfront Park in Springfield said the project would not be ready for today, as was the original goal.
The memorial, which did break ground last week, will feature a steel beam from the World Trade Center when it is ready.
There will be a memorial ceremony at Springfield's Public Safety Complex, one of many scheduled throughout Western Massachusetts.
Meantime, the daughters of one of the three 9-11 victims from Westfield are coming off a visit to Guantanamo Bay.
The Springfield Republican spoke with Jessica Bram Murphy, a Brown University student, and her sister Leila, whose father, Brian Joseph Murphy, was a vice president of a securities company in one of the Twin Towers in New York; he was killed in the attacks.
The sisters decided to go to Gitmo earlier this year during the military hearings for the five men accused of helping mastermind the terror attacks.