Connecticut will honor the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Monday evening.
The state will hold its annual memorial service at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
On Sept. 11, 2001, you could look out over the waters of Long Island Sound and see the smoke rising from where the World Trade Center towers once stood, so it's a fitting spot where people can gather to reflect on the tragic events.
There are 153 names engraved on the state's memorial, and each one will be read aloud.
On Monday, family and friends of those 153 victims with ties to Connecticut will gather on the point at Sherwood Island State Park where Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will speak.
Wyman is expected to give the keynote address.
Although the skyline has been drastically changed forever, the location has become a permanent tribute, which includes a 9-foot-long granite memorial stone.
It bears the inscription:
The citizens of Connecticut dedicate this living memorial to the thousands of innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001 and to the families that loved them.
Last year, the state unveiled a sculpture made of aluminum from the World Trade Center site.
Anyone attending the service is asked to arrive at the park by 5 p.m. because the event will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
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