Moving of tree honoring 9/11 co-pilot Tom McGuinness debated

A 35-foot high red maple tree that was planted by the post office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to honor Tom McGuinness may be moved to accommodate a redevelopment project.

The tree was planted in September 2002 by Cheryl McGuinness Hutchins to remember her husband McGuinness, the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, who was killed by terrorists during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The tree bears a plaque reading, “In Memory of Tom McGuinness. We will never forget. 9-11-01. Joshua 24:15.”

Developers from Redgate/Kane have discussed the possible relocation of the tree to a planter nearby.

Portsmouth City Council held a meeting to discuss the issue, reports Jeff McMenemy of Seacoastonline.com. Many expressed the view that the tree should not be moved.

This entry was posted in 9/11 Memorials. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. COVID-19 Survivors’ Online Support Group

      November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Names to be added to Oyster Bay’s 9/11 Walls of Honor

      January 5 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Applications accepted for the Detective Steven McDonald Memorial Scholarship

      January 6 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm