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Flags to fly at half-staff in remembrance of 9/11

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United States and Connecticut flags will be flown at half-staff Tuesday in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on the nation 11 years ago.

Gov. Dannel Malloy proclaimed Tuesday as Honor Our Heroes and Remembrance Day in the State of Connecticut and ordered Connecticut and U.S. flags to half-staff on the day from sunrise to sunset.

"Though eleven years have passed since the attacks, the grief and sorrow we felt for our country, for our friends and neighbors and complete strangers, is still very close to our hearts," Malloy said in a statement. "With each passing year, this anniversary serves as a moment for reflection, a time to remember the brave and selfless acts of our first responders and the ordinary people who committed extraordinary acts of heroism. It's a day to keep in mind the dangers we still face, a time to renew our resolve to keep each other safe from harm, and to give thanks to all those in uniform for the work they do."

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said today should be a day to remember and honor those who lost their lives, and what those lives meant to all those they touched.

"Here in Connecticut and across the nation, Sept. 11 is a day for us to remember and honor those who lost their lives, and what they meant to their families and their communities," Wyman said in a statement. "Their families live with the pain of that loss every day of every year, and we must support them in any way we can. It is also a time to recognize the dedication of our firefighters, police officers and EMS workers, and the 63 brave Connecticut military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan."

By proclamation, President Barack Obama directed U.S. flags to fly at half-staff and said everyone should observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.

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