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09/11/2015

Gov. Malloy: Flags to Fly Half-Staff Friday in Recognition of 9/11 Anniversary

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding Connecticut residents that U.S. and state flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 11, 2015, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"The State of Connecticut stands with our nation in mourning the horrific loss of the hundreds of innocent women, men and children whose lives were taken fourteen years ago, and who will never be forgotten," Governor Malloy said.  "We also honor the brave first responders - firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers - in addition to the everyday citizens who showed extraordinary acts of heroism during these tragic events.  And of course, the brave men and women of our military who've dedicated their lives to defending our values and protecting our nation are always in our thoughts and prayers."

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said, "Just as we did fourteen years ago, today we stand with the families and friends of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.  At memorials and services across the country, we remember the lives we lost - and the world we lost - on that day.  We offer the victims' families our strength, and hope they can take some solace in our unity."

There are 161 victims with ties to Connecticut who were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  The State of Connecticut's memorial to the victims is located on a peninsula at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, where people gathered in 2001 to observe the devastation of the attacks on Lower Manhattan across Long Island Sound.  The site was also used as a staging area for Connecticut's relief efforts to New York City.

 

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For Immediate Release: September 10, 2015

Contact: David Bednarz

David.Bednarz@ct.gov

860-524-7315 (office)

860-770-9792 (cell)

 

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