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Windsor residents remember loved ones lost on 9/11

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WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A candle-lighting ceremony was held in Windsor Sunday night to remember those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago.

Nearly 3,000 candles were lit and put in bags on the town green.

Channel 3's Eva Zymaris talked with Windsor residents who lost loved ones in the tragedy.

Fred Kuo's father was a mechanical engineer who had worked on the 91st floor of the south tower.

Kuo had just started a job at Merrimack College when he heard news of the plane crash.

"I was having a random conversation with someone and they said, the World Trade Center was hit by a plane and I went into panic mode from there," said Kuo.

Frantically trying to put the pieces together, Fred called home to his family in Long Island.

"He was on the phone with my mother, and just said somethings happening I gotta go and that was it," said Kuo.

Kuo and his family would never speak to his father again.

"I spoke with my mother, probably in the middle of the day, I was able to finally get through with her and I was pretty convinced he was gone. We probably went for a full week, hoping he was somewhere," said Kuo.

Like many others, the family put up flyers around the city and checked various hospitals.

Three weeks later they held a memorial service.

Kuo spoke at the remembrance ceremony.

Mimi Donegon also lost her brother in the attacks.

Donegon said that she had been unaware her brother was in the towers.

"My brothers girlfriend had called my parents and said no Billy was at a conference that day," said Donegon.

Although the ceremony finished at 7:30, people were invited to stay until 9 p.m. to see the display.

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