Sept. 11 Ceremonies, Exhibits

Several events are being held across Connecticut.

Monday, Sep 12, 2011  |  Updated 8:49 AM EDT
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Several events were held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Bridgeport: The 10th Annual CT United Ride kicked off in Norwalk on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. and hundreds of motorcyclists traveled 60 miles through Fairfield County, ending at West Beach in Seaside Park, Bridgeport. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Diocesan Blue Mass was held at St. Augustine’s Cathedral to honor all men and women who serve in police, fire and emergency responder roles. At 4 p.m., there was a CT Fallen Heroes Foundation 9/11 10th anniversary commemoration at Captain’s Cove  Seaport, Bridgeport. 

Danbury: The Military Museum of Southern New England will host "The Story of 9/11: From the Beginning to the End." The exhibit opens on Sept. 11. The museum is located at 125 Park Ave. It is open from Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be open for one year.

East Haven: The town held a Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. with the First portion of East Haven Volunteer Firefighters.  A Group Remembrance Ceremony was held at 10 a.m.  There is a "Field of Flags" on display at the Old Stone Church, 251 Main Street.  The flags will be on display for three weeks, beginning Sept. 10.

Fairfield: The Fairfield Museum and History Center is offering excerpts from Connecticut Responds and Reflects, which was developed by the Connecticut Historical Society, through Sunday, Sept. 18. The exhibition is free. It will include 12 never-before-seen haunting photographs award-winning Westport photographer Stephen Wilkes took. The Fairfield Clergy Association, Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport and Tent of Abraham will hold an interfaith observance on Sunday, Sept 11 at 3 p.m. at the museum. 

Groton: A 21-gun salute during a ceremony at the sub museum on Sunday honored the lives lost. Two memorial banners were unveiled. One lists the names of those killed on 9/11. The other includes names of the more than 9,000 service members who have died since.

Hartford: At 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Maxwell and Ruth Belding Theater, the Hartford Fire Department participated in a 10th Anniversary event vowing never to forget the Attacks on America. The Middlesex Hospital and Bushnell Theater will host a day to remember. Tickets are $20.

September 11, 2001: Connecticut Responds and Reflects: The Connecticut Historical Society is presenting the final installation of its traveling exhibition through Oct. 15 at the Connecticut Historical Society museum and library, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford. It honors the 153 Connecticut men, women, and children who lost their lives, as well as the Connecticut residents who responded to this tragedy.

Middletown: The City of Middletown hosted a 9/11 memorial service on Sept. 11 at the South Green located at the corner of Main and Union streets. At 8:15 a.m., a procession moved from Main Street and Dingwall Drive to the gazebo on the South Green. There was a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., followed by a memorial service. Throughout the event, the name, rank, and assignment of each firefighter and police officer who died as a result of 9/11 were read.

Milford: Milford participated in the National Moment of Remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, church bells rang to begin a silent moment of reflection on the lives that were lost on that fateful day. Milford held a commemoration ceremony of the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the September 11th monument behind Milford City Hall.

New London:  Mitchell College hosted a candlelight vigil on the lawn of Michael's Dairy for students and community members on Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:30 pm. The gathering featured songs, readings, and the sharing of memories. All of Mitchell College's athletic home games on Saturday, September 10 included a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

Newington: More than 3,000 luminaries glowed brightly outside the Newington Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday night to honor of the victims of the attacks. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts helped set up the luminaries.

Rocky Hill: A September 11th remembrance service and memorial dedication was held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at 2 p.m. at 739 Old Main St. at Fire Station #1. The Town has received a piece of steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center which was part of the site.

West Hartford: Three-hundred-forty-three American flags now stand outside of fire station two, symbolizing each of the New York City firefighters who rushed into the Twin Towers to save lives and lost their own when the buildings collapsed.
 

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