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Connecticut Invites All To 9/11 Memorial Ceremony At Sherwood Island

A young girl places flowers on her father's memorial stone at the 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park, in Westport.
A young girl places flowers on her father's memorial stone at the 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park, in Westport. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari, File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are inviting the public to attend Connecticut's 15th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

The ceremony honors and celebrates the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The state's official memorial to the victims of the attacks is located on a peninsula at the state park, where residents gathered on that day in 2001, as they observed the devastation of the attacks on Lower Manhattan, across Long Island Sound.

The site was also used as a staging area for Connecticut's relief efforts to New York City.

As has become tradition, family members of those who lost their lives in the attacks will participate in the ceremony, and the names of the 161 victims with ties to Connecticut will be read aloud.

The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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