9/11 We Remember: Events in Connecticut

9/11 We Remember: Events in Connecticut

Red, White and Blue. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in#NewHavenAfter 18 years the impact of lives lost and the landscape changed is still as fresh as the day it happened.Today, we remember the lives lost, the lives saved, the First Responders, the honorable citizens and all those who who sacrificed on 9/11/2001 - ALL people and pets - When the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, nearly 10,000 emergency rescue workers joined in the efforts to help. Morethan 300 of those heroes were dogs. Here in Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont said all U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday in remembrance of Sept. 11.. CLICK here for Remembrance Ceremonies in Connecticut

ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) - Many people vowed 18 years ago to never forget the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Wednesday, a number of ceremonies will be held in cities and towns across the state to pay tribute to the lives lost.

Of the thousands of people who died, 161 of them were from Connecticut.

In Rocky Hill, a piece of the North Tower from the World Trade Center is the centerpiece of a 9/11 Memorial Garden. A ceremony is set to happen there at 6:30 p.m.

The piece was acquired by local firefighters years ago from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Other ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday include:

  • Wreath-laying ceremony at Fire station #1 in Rocky Hill, 6:30 p.m.
  • A moment of silence at the public safety complex in Hartford, 9 a.m.
  • A remembrance ceremony at the Firefighters Memorial Garden at Station 5 in Manchester. 9 a.m.
  • A remembrance ceremony at UConn Health's main building in Keller Auditorium, 12 p.m.
  • A flag retirement ceremony in Groton, 8:30 a.m.
  • A memorial mass at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, Fairfield University, 12:10 p.m.
  • A memorial service at the North Firehouse in Torrington, 8:30 a.m.
  • A remembrance ceremony at the Live Oaks School in Milford, 8:46 a.m.
  • A remembrance mass at St. Joseph's in Bristol at 9 a.m., first responders mass at St. Gregory's in Bristol at 7 p.m.
  • A memorial ceremony at Enfield Fire Rescue Station 2, 5 p.m.
  • A memorial service at Patriot's Way in New Milford, 8:46 a.m.

A somber ceremony was held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport last week.

The park was the chosen site for the state's official 9/11 memorial. Many people gathered there in the immediate aftermath of the attacks to observe the devastation from across Long Island Sound.

Gov. Ned Lamont directed flags to half-staff in honor of the victims.

“The impact of one of the greatest tragedies in American history still reverberates today, and out of the sorrow we must forever hold onto the spirit of unity and compassion that bonded all of us as a nation and as a people in the following weeks, months, and years,” Lamont said. “Tragedy struck incredibly close to home. We will forever pay tribute to the innocent lives that were taken all too soon, and honor the heroism of those who gave their lives while rescuing their fellow man, including many first responders. We continue to pray for the men and women of the Armed Forces serving our nation overseas and protecting our freedom, as well as the many military heroes whose lives were lost in the ongoing battle to keep us safe since 2001.”

Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of the events held across the state.

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