WESTPORT, Connecticut (WTNH) – Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz host the annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony Thursday evening at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

It has been 20 years since these horrific terrorist attacks rocked our nation. From Sherwood Island, on a clear day, you could see the Twin Towers overlooking Manhattan. But not anymore.

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On Thursday, state officials, including the governor, attended the annual ceremony held at the 9/11 Memorial on Sherwood Island to read the names of those with Connecticut ties who have lost their lives. live this tragic day.

Each year, the state holds a ceremony on the eve of the anniversary itself to welcome family members and friends of the victims.

Due to Connecticut’s proximity to New York City, many of the people who died in the September 11, 2021 attacks lived in Connecticut. Many people who have lost loved ones in Connecticut attend the annual ceremonies held at the World Trade Center site on the morning of September 11.

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