Connecticut marks 9/11 with annual Sherwood Island memorial ceremony

Connecticut?s annual 9/11 memorial ceremony took place Thursday at Sherwood Island State Park, where visitors used to gather to get a glimpse of the Twin Towers.This year?s ceremony included readings

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2006, 2:44 AM

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Connecticut marks 9/11 with annual Sherwood Island memorial ceremony
Connecticut?s annual 9/11 memorial ceremony took place Thursday at Sherwood Island State Park, where visitors used to gather to get a glimpse of the Twin Towers.This year?s ceremony included readings of original poetry by children who wrote in remembrance of lost relatives. The park is the site of Connecticut?s permanent 9/11 memorial, which first opened in 2002. The living memorial lists the 152 Connecticut residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks, as well as the names of two victims whose families now reside in Connecticut.The ceremony is meant to help people like Lee Hanson of Easton mark the tragedy. Hanson lost three family members, including his son Peter. All three were traveling on one of the jets that crashed into the World Trade Center. Hanson says even though he?s had five years to learn to live with the day?s events, he often tears up when he thinks of them.


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