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Westfield honors 9/11 victims

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Tara Shea Creamer was on Flight 11 out of Boston on Sept. 11, 2001 Tara Shea Creamer was on Flight 11 out of Boston on Sept. 11, 2001
Daniel Trant worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald Daniel Trant worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald
Brian Murphy worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald Brian Murphy worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald
WESTFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Twelve years ago, three Westfield families lost their loved ones during the worst terror attack ever to hit the country.

For those past 12 years, the Sons of Erin in Westfield has honored three victims.

"She was on flight 11 out of Boston on that terrible day 12 years ago," said James Shea of his daughter, Tara Shea Creamer.

"He was a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor," said Ann Murphy of her brother, Brian Murphy.

Tara Shea Creamer, Brian Murphy and Daniel Trant are honored every year on Sept 11.

"For our family it's a very difficult day as you can well imagine," Ann Murphy said.

Murphy remembers her brother Brian Murphy who loved life and loved his two daughters more than anything.

"It's a challenging day because obviously it brings back all the memories, but fortunately there are many good memories with Brian," Ann Murphy said.

His daughters were just 3 and 5 when they lost their dad. Today they went back to the place where they lost him.

"My niece Leila read her dad's name at the World Trade Center," Ann Murphy said.

Tara Shea Creamer was just 30 years old working for TJX in fashion merchandising on Sept. 11, 2001.

"She was a doll, she was the one that kept the rest of her five siblings honest," said her father James Shea.

These families come back to the ceremony every year where the names of Creamer, Murphy and Trant are engraved in a monument.

Patrick Murphy has been organizing the memorial for the past 12 years.

"They see the names of their family on the stone there and they really enjoy it ... we'll do it forever," Patrick Murphy said.

During this most difficult of days the families of the victims say coming together for the past 12 years has been part of the healing.

"Brian enjoyed life and I am so grateful that he did enjoy the moments that he had. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved children," Ann Murphy said.

"I couldn't ask for a happier daughter and that I had her for 30 years, and we'll meet up again someday," James Shea said.

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