How You Can Remember 9/11 In Connecticut

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which killed 161 people with ties to Connecticut.

All flags will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, in remembrance of the 2,977 victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia and a rural field in Pennsylvania.  There are also a number of places around the state that will be holding services.  


The city will hold a remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 125 East Ave. Participants include Sen. Chris Murphy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling, members of the Norwalk Common Council, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Shay and Det. Kristina Lapak.


Trinity College will hold a moment of remembrance at 9 a.m. at the Trinity College Chapel on campus, 300 Summit St. President Joanne Berger-Sweeney will read the names of members of the college community killed during the attacks.

East Haven

The Shore Line Trolley Museum, at 17 River St., features one of the few Port Authority Subway cars recovered from the Twin Towers. The exhibit will be open at no charge from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


UConn Health will hold a ceremony at noon at its Main Building’s Keller Auditorium, at 263 Farmington Ave. The event will include UConn Health Honor Guard’s presentation of colors, bagpipers, the singing of the national anthem and “Amazing Grace,” remarks by CEO Andrew Agwunobi, a poem written and read by UConn Police Officer Susan Kassey, and a moment of silence. The ceremony will conclude with a ringing of bells and playing of “Taps.”

The First Church of Christ and Farmington Valley League of Light will hold a community gathering for peace at 6:30 p.m., at the Alice Clover Pinney Memorial Park on School Street, in the Unionville section of town. Dan Heath-Ringrose will lead the group in song. Anyone with a flag to retire is invited to bring it, and Boy Scouts will conduct a flag-retiring ceremony. A free reception with refreshments will follow at the church. Participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item, to be donated to the Tunxis Community College Food Pantry.


First responders will hold a remembrance ceremony in the Broad Street-Davis Park Historic District of Danielson at 6 p.m.


The Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department will hold a remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. in front of the hire house at 406 Jackson Hill Rd.


A fundraiser will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., at the Jealous Monk, 27 Coogan Blvd., Building 20, in Olde Mistick Village. The restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from diners to two 9/11 causes: the Josh Piver Memorial Scholarship Fund, a $2,000 annual scholarship in memory of the Stonington High School gradute, and the McCourt 9/11 Memorial Garden, inspired by Ruth McCourt and daughter, 4 year old Juliana.

New Haven

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven will hold a Tonglen practice, a meditation for cultivating love and compassion, in remembrance of the terrorist attacks. Doors open at 7 p.m., at 85 Willow St., Bldg. B. Family and friends may submit names to be read aloud before the practice begins at 7:30 p.m.


American Legion Shaw-Sinon Post 73 will hold a remembrance ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in front of Town Hall, at 23 Prince St. In case of rain, the program will be held in the council chambers.

New Life Church will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. at 350 High Hill Rd.

West Haven

The city will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 6:30 p.m., at the Bradley Point Park flagpole on Captain Thomas Boulevard, beginning with a presentation of colors by the West Haven Police Color Guard. The New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Drums will play during the flag raising, which will be followed by remarks and a candlelight vigil at the Richard S. Gabrielle Sept. 11 Memorial, on the beach walk next to the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St.

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