Connecticut Flags Lowered For 9/11 Anniversary

Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Remain Lowered Sunday in Observance of 9/11 Anniversary

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven Will Be Illuminated Red, White, and Blue on Saturday and Sunday Nights

HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to remain lowered to half-staff on Sunday, September 11, 2022, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Flags are also currently at half-staff throughout the United States as a mark of solemn respect for the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday.  Flags should continue flying at half-staff for this purpose through sunset on the date of her interment.

Additionally, Governor Lamont today announced that the state will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by many residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights beginning at dusk on the evenings of Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, in recognition of the anniversary.  Beacons capable of projecting light nearly six miles into the clear night sky will be lit until the early morning hours.

“One of the greatest tragedies in American history hit close to home on this day 21 years ago, and we will forever pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were taken all too soon,” Governor Lamont said.  “We honor the heroes who lost their lives while attempting to save others, many of whom were first responders who answered the call of duty in the protection of complete strangers.  We also continue to pray for the brave men and women of the U.S. military who serve our nation and protect our freedoms, including the many military heroes whose lives were lost in the ongoing battle to keep us safe since 2001.  On this anniversary, let’s remember that our many differences are what make our country great, and despite those differences, we can unite as Americans and stand together in support of our common values and our respect for one another.”

“September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever live in infamy in our collective American history,” Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said.  “Today, we honor the memories of all those we lost on September 11th, and all of the brave souls who risked their lives to help their fellow Americans.  We thank our first responders and military personnel for protecting and defending our country.  Our gratitude for their service is knows no bounds.  May this day continue to serve as a reminder that we must remain committed to each other as people, and as Americans.”

The State of Connecticut’s official 9/11 memorial honoring the victims of the attacks is located on a peninsula at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, where on a clear day the Manhattan skyline can be viewed across the Long Island Sound.  It features a stone engraved with the names of the 161 people with ties to Connecticut who were killed in the attacks.  The state park was chosen as the site for the memorial because it is the location where many people in the immediate aftermath of the attacks gathered to observe the devastation on Lower Manhattan across the sound.  The site was also used by the Connecticut National Guard in the following days and weeks as a staging area for Connecticut’s relief efforts to New York City.

Connecticut Remembers

Names of the 161 people with ties to Connecticut who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

  • Laurence Abel
  • Bryan C. Bennett
  • Jeffrey D. Bittner
  • Christopher J. Blackwell, FDNY
  • Allen Patrick Boyle
  • Alexander Braginsky
  • Francis Henry (Frank) Brennan
  • Thomas M. Brennan
  • Joseph M. Calandrillo
  • Edward Calderon
  • Sandra Campbell
  • Alejandro Castano
  • Juan Ceballos
  • Stephen P. Cherry
  • Kevin F. Cleary, Esq.
  • Geoffrey W. Cloud
  • Keith Eugene Coleman
  • Scott Thomas Coleman
  • Margaret Conner
  • Kevin P. Connors
  • Joseph John Coppo
  • Dolores Costa
  • Brian Thomas Cummins
  • Paul Curioli
  • Patrick Danahy
  • Anthony Demas
  • Lt. Kevin Donnelly, FDNY
  • John Bruce Eagleson
  • Michael Egan
  • Ulf Ramm Ericson
  • Eric B. Evans
  • Wendy R. Faulkner
  • Edward T. Fergus, Jr.
  • Bradley Fetchet
  • Paul M. Fiori
  • John Fiorito
  • Bennett Lawson Fisher
  • Peter C. Fry
  • Richard Peter Gabriel, Sr.
  • Richard S. Gabrielle
  • James A. Gadiel
  • Thomas E. Galvin
  • Osseni Mama Garba
  • Christopher Samuel Gardner
  • Peter Alan Gay
  • Peter Gerard Gelinas
  • Robert Gerlich
  • Lawrence Getzfred
  • Evan Hunter Gillette
  • Ronald Gilligan
  • Steven Lawrence Glick
  • Wilder A. Gomez
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy Gopu
  • Edwin J. Graf, III
  • Donald F. Greene
  • James A. Greenleaf, Jr.
  • Pedro Grehan
  • James D. Halvorson
  • Sean S. Hanley
  • Christine Lee Hanson
  • Peter Burton Hanson
  • Sue Kim Hanson
  • Timothy John Hargrave
  • Michele Heidenberger
  • H. Joseph Heller
  • John Henwood
  • Robert Higley, II
  • James J. Hobin
  • Judith Florence Hofmiller
  • Paul R. Hughes
  • William Christopher Hunt
  • Thomas Edward Hynes
  • John F. Iskyan
  • Ariel Louis Jacobs
  • Michael Grady Jacobs
  • Mark Steven Jardim
  • Robert Thomas Jordan
  • Richard M. Keane
  • Peter R. Kellerman
  • Maurice Patrick Kelly
  • William Hill Kelly, Jr.
  • Amy King
  • Glenn Davis Kirwin
  • Stephen LaMantia
  • Gary E. Lasko
  • Robert A. Lawrence, Jr.
  • Joseph A. Lenihan
  • Adam J. Lewis
  • Steven B. Lillianthal
  • Garry W. Lozier
  • Michael J. Lyons
  • Edward “Teddy” F. Maloney
  • Ada Mason
  • Kevin Michael McCarthy
  • Juliana McCourt
  • Ruth McCourt
  • Eamon McEneaney
  • Michael G. McGinty
  • Francis McGuinn
  • William J. Meehan, Jr.
  • Eskedar Melaku
  • Raymond Joseph Metz, III
  • Joel Miller
  • Michael M. Miller
  • Cheryl Ann Monyak
  • Lindsay S. Morehouse
  • Jude Moussa
  • Cesar A. Murillo
  • Christopher William White Murphy
  • Daniel Robert Nolan
  • Robert W. Noonan
  • Timothy M. O’Brien
  • Scott J. O’Brien
  • James Andrew O’Grady
  • Christopher Orgielewicz
  • Margaret Quinn Orloske
  • Thomas Anthony Palazzo
  • James Matthew Patrick
  • Mike A. Pelletier
  • Joshua Piver
  • Roger Mark Rasweiler
  • Jean Destrehan Roger
  • Sean P. Rooney
  • Michael C. Rothberg
  • Jason E. Sabbag
  • Jesus Sanchez
  • Stacey Leigh Sanders
  • Sean Schielke
  • John B. Schwartz
  • Randy Scott
  • Barbara A. Shaw
  • Michael John Simon
  • Heather Lee Smith
  • Dianne Bullis Snyder
  • Gregory T. Spagnoletti
  • George E. Spencer, III
  • Derek J. Statkevicus
  • Craig William Staub
  • Andrew Stergiopoulos
  • Madeline Sweeney
  • Michael C. Tarrou
  • Thomas F. Theurkauf, Jr.
  • Eric Raymond Thorpe
  • Amy E. Toyen
  • Tyler Ugolyn
  • Jonathan J. Uman
  • Allen V. Upton
  • Bradley H. Vadas
  • Edward Raymond Vanacore
  • Frederick Varacchi
  • James Thomas Waters, Jr.
  • Jeffrey David Wiener
  • Candace Lee Williams
  • John P. Williamson
  • William Eben Wilson
  • David H. Winton
  • Christopher W. Wodenshek
  • Martin Phillips Wohlforth
  • John Works
  • Edward P. York
  • Charles A. Zion

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