|Contact: Steve Jensen
|September 11, 2013|
GOV. MALLOY & LT. GOV. WYMAN ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF
Orders Flags to Continue Flying at Half-Staff Wednesday
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
"With each passing year, it is imperative that we never forget the innocent lives lost, the families who faced tragedy, and the brave and selfless acts of our first responders and civilians who committed extraordinary acts of heroism on that day twelve years ago," Governor Malloy said. "Let us pray for the brave men and women of the military that our state has lost in the ongoing battle to keep us safe since September 11, 2001, including most recently an airman from New Fairfield who last week lost his life in Afghanistan while serving our country. For families and countless friends in Connecticut and in our neighboring states who lost loved ones that day - no amount of time will fill the void in their hearts. No amount of time will ever cause us to forget."
"For those who lost loved ones on that horrible day and in the military conflicts that followed, the pain will not disappear even as years stretch into decades," Lt. Governor Wyman said. "That is why it is so important that we, as a nation and a state and a community, stand together in resolve to always honor their memory and what they meant to their families."
Approximately 161 victims with ties to Connecticut were killed as a result of the attacks.
Governor Malloy has proclaimed Wednesday, September 11, 2013 as " Honor our Heroes and Remembrance Day " in the State of Connecticut and has ordered flags in the state, which are currently flying at half-staff in tribute to Staff Sergeant Todd Lobraico of New Fairfield, to also remain lowered during the day in observance of the anniversary. Following the anniversary, flags throughout Connecticut should continue flying at half-staff until the burial services for Staff Sergeant Lobraico are held, the details of which are forthcoming.
The Governor is also encouraging residents to join President Barack Obama in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday morning.