Ceremony Commemorates Those Lost on 9-11

September 6, 2018

As I have virtually every year since the tragic events of 2001, I will go to Sherwood Island State Park at 5:30 p.m. on September 6 for the 17th Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony.

It is in this special place, where smoke from the World Trade Center could be seen for days after the attacks, that the State of Connecticut dedicated a living memorial to the thousands who lost their lives on 9-11. There, the names of 153 Connecticut residents who died that day are inscribed individually to flank the main memorial stone that causes you to look out over the water to where the towers once stood. It is a place of beauty and peace, as well as a place of sorrow; a tribute to those who never came home.

We vowed as a nation, as a state, to never forget that day or those who were so callously taken from us. We will read their names aloud and remember the beautiful souls that now watch over us. We will renew our commitment to keep the fallen alive in our hearts and pray that a day like September 11, 2001 never happens again.

I hope you can join me there.