Connecticut flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday in recognition of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said state flags should reflect that from sunrise to sunset in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks.
“The State of Connecticut stands with our nation in mourning the horrific loss of the hundreds of innocent women, men and children whose lives were taken fourteen years ago, and who will never be forgotten,” Malloy said. “We also honor the brave first responders – firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers – in addition to the everyday citizens who showed extraordinary acts of heroism during these tragic events.”
Malloy also said we should keep the men and women who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the nation in our thoughts and prayers.
“Just as we did fourteen years ago, [Friday] we stand with the families and friends of the victims of the 9/11 attacks,” said Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. “At memorials and services across the country, we remember the lives we lost – and the world we lost – on that day.”
Malloy said there are 161 victims with ties to Connecticut who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The state’s memorial is in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Malloy said people gathered there in 2001 to see the devastation in lower Manhattan from across Long Island Sound.
The site was also used as a staging area for Connecticut’s relief efforts.
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