9/11 remembrance ceremonies to be held Monday in Meriden, Wallingford and Southington

9/11 remembrance ceremonies to be held Monday in Meriden, Wallingford and Southington

Record-Journal


At the direction of the governor, U.S. and state flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Ceremonies will be held in several area towns to commemorate the anniversary and the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives. There were 161 victims with ties to the state.

“For the families and countless loved ones from Connecticut, our neighboring states, and throughout our nation who lost loved ones that day, no amount of time will fill the void in our hearts and no amount of time will ever cause us to forget,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

The state has a memorial on a peninsula at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, where the destruction caused by the attacks on Lower Manhattan was visible. The site was also used as a staging area for relief efforts.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven will be illuminated in red, white and blue at dusk on Sunday and Monday. Beacons will be projecting lights nearly six miles into the night sky both nights.

MERIDEN

A ceremony organized by City Councilor Bob Williams will be held Monday morning at the promenade in front of City Hall, 142 E. Main St. The ceremony is open to the public. Attendees should arrive at or before 8:25 a.m. City, police and fire officials will be taking part in the ceremony.

SOUTHINGTON

A brief service will be held Monday morning at the 9/11 Memorial in Plantsville, at the corner of Summer and Main streets. Members of the public are invited. Town, police and fire officials will be in attendance, as well as members of the Knights of Columbus. Attendees are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. or earlier to ensure parking is available.

WALLINGFORD

A remembrance ceremony sponsored by the fire department, public celebrations committee and parks and recreation department will be held Monday evening in front of Town Hall, 45 S. Main St. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and pay tribute to those impacted by the events of 9/11. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Robert F. Parisi Town Council Chambers.

New Life Church will hold a 9/11 remembrance Monday at 7 p.m. at 350 High Hill Road. Jason Redman, a military veteran impacted by the terrorist attacks, will be the guest speaker.


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