Photo: Remembering a life lost on September 11

May 2, 2011

Peter A. Gay lost his life when the plane he was traveling in, American Airlines Flight 11, was crashed into the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Gay grew up in Taunton, but spent most of his summers in Onset. A memorial bench was placed on the Onset Bluffs which reads: "Take time to sit by the sea."

Osama bin Laden, founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization believed to be responsible for the September 11 attacks, was fatally shot in the head by U.S. Navy SEALs late last week. The news of his death was announced by President Barack Obama on Sunday.

On Monday, flowers and an American flag appeared on the bench dedicated to Gay's life.