Sep 10, 2013
07:43 AMThe Connecticut Story
9/11 to Be Marked Today in Westport, Wednesday in New Milford, Elsewhere
Ceremonies to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are being held in a number of communities around the state today or Wednesday morning, with the state's official event taking place in Westport early this evening, and one of the most formal single-town events taking place tomorrow morning in New Milford in Litchfield County.
In a release, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman invited the public to attend the state’s 12th annual memorial ceremony honoring and celebrating the lives of those killed twelve years ago this week. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. today (Sept. 10) at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
Family members of those who lost their lives in the attacks will join the ceremony, and the names of the 161 victims with ties to Connecticut will be read aloud, the release said.
The state’s memorial to the victims of the attacks is located on a peninsula at the park, where people gathered on that day in 2001 to observe Lower Manhattan. The site was also used as a staging area for Connecticut’s relief efforts to New York City, the state's release said.
Meanwhile, first responders, public officials and others will gather Wednesday morning at a memorial the town of New Milford created after 9/11, overlooking lush green playing fields and the Housatonic River in the distance. "Participants will begin assembling at 8 a.m., and the service will commence at 8:46 a.m. with Water Witch Hose Co. #2 tolling the apparatus bell at that time," according to a Litchfield County Times story on tomorrow's event.