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Connecticut's 9/11 memorial service set for tonight

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WESTPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut's Sept. 11 memorial service has been scheduled for Thursday evening.

Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said they're inviting members of the public to the state's 15th annual ceremony, which honors and celebrates the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

The names of the 161 victims with ties to Connecticut will be read aloud.

Family members of those victims will also participate.

Connecticut's official memorial is located on a peninsula at the park, where people gathered and watched the devastation in lower Manhattan from across Long Island Sound.

Officials said the site was also used as a staging area for the state's relief efforts to New York City.

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