As 20th anniversary approaches, 9/11 monuments in CT offer place of reflection
Nearly every town in southwestern Connecticut was touched by the events of Sept. 11, and with the 20th anniversary just days away, many towns have special memorials to honor the lives lost on that tragic day.
In Ridgefield, the steel beam recovered from ground zero recalls each moment of the morning of Sept. 11.
In Danbury, the memorial in Elmwood Park on Main Street features a glass monument with the names of all the victims etched into it with a centerpiece inside of the glass that has the names of local residents who perished during the attacks.
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The monument at the Wilton Fire Department was put together both by the town and the firefighters. Five firefighters from the department who died in the attacks are listed on the memorial.
The State of Connecticut memorial at Sherwood Island Park in Westport is situated with a view down Long Island Sound and toward New York.
The Fairfield Fire Department Memorial is a piece of steel that was recovered from Ground Zero. And it reminds every firefighter when they come to work every day of the sacrifices made by the 343 firefighters who died in the attacks.
In Milford, there is a memorial at City Hall but also monuments at fire stations across the city.
In Greenwich, a 9/11 monument made of two glass towers overlook Long Island Sound in Cos Cob Harbor.
The Stamford Fire Department erected a 9/11 memorial and every year they put up a list of the firefighters and local citizens who perished in the collapse.
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