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Westport's Sherwood Island State Park To Host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Family and friends of people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks gather at the state's 9/11 Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport during last year's ceremony.
Family and friends of people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks gather at the state's 9/11 Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport during last year's ceremony. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari, File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The state’s annual memorial ceremony to honor and celebrate the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Family members of those who lost their lives in the attacks will take part in the ceremony, and the names of the 161 victims with ties to Connecticut will be read aloud.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will attend.

The state’s memorial to the victims of the attacks is located on a peninsula at the park, where people gathered on Sept. 11, 2001, to observe Lower Manhattan.

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