After a few stops and starts, Boston College's new live eagle mascot has a name. The nine-year-old male bald eagle will be named Welles, in honor of Boston College men's lacrosse player and September 11 hero Welles Remy Crowther '99.
Just announced: our live eagle will be named Welles, in honor of 9/11 hero/BC lax player Welles Remy Crowther ’99. pic.twitter.com/qgfAxIvfSa— BC Football News (@BCFootballNews) November 2, 2013
Boston College alum Welles Remy Crowther (BC '99) is best known for saving at least a dozen lives during the September 11 attacks in New York City, during which he lost his own life. When Welles was six, his father gave him a red bandana that would become his signature trademark.
Here is Welles rocking the red bandana.
Here is a photo of Welles with a red bandana today pic.twitter.com/3ks7UbNLN8— BC Football News (@BCFootballNews) November 2, 2013
A fitting tribute to the school's real-life 9/11 hero. Welcome to the family, Welles.