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Greenwich prepares for two 9/11 memorial ceremonies

GREENWICH — The town of Greenwich will hold two services Wednesday to remember those who were lost on Sept. 11, 2001, in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.

The services will also honor the dedication of first responders, many of whom were also killed that day. The public is invited to attend both ceremonies.

The first event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Cos Cob park on Sound Shore Drive. First responders from the Greenwich Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service departments, townwide career and volunteer first responders, members of the Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts and the GEMS Explorer Post will take part with over 200 people expected to attend.

Opening the service will be Wells Noonan, the sister of Robert Noonan, who died that day. This year, reading the names of the deceased and ringing a bell for each victim, will be family members of Teddy Maloney, who was also lost that day.

The event will conclude with a benediction and retreat of the colors.

In a second event in Glenville, the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company will gather at 7 p.m. at the Glenville Fire House, 266 Glenville Road. There will be a presentation of the colors, Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem, and an invocation.

During the ceremony, a memorial wreath will be placed next to a piece of steel that was once part of the World Trade Center.

Gov. Ned Lamont directed U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

In addition, the state will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven - known as the Q Bridge - in red, white, and blue lights in recognition of the anniversary beginning at dusk on the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday. Beacons capable of projecting light nearly six miles into a clear night sky will be lit until 1 a.m.

“The impact of one of the greatest tragedies in American history still reverberates today, and out of the sorrow we must forever hold onto the spirit of unity and compassion that bonded all of us as a nation and as a people in the following weeks, months, and years,” Lamont said.

“Tragedy struck incredibly close to home. We will forever pay tribute to the innocent lives that were taken all too soon, and honor the heroism of those who gave their lives while rescuing their fellow man, including many first responders,” he said. “We continue to pray for the men and women of the Armed Forces serving our nation overseas and protecting our freedom, as well as the many military heroes whose lives were lost in the ongoing battle to keep us safe since 2001.”

The State of Connecticut’s official memorial honoring the victims of the attacks is located at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

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Connecticut remembers the 161 people with ties to the state who were killed in the Sept. 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