Danbury Remembers 9-11 in Elmwood Park
15 years ago, the world came to a stop on September 11th. I know I'm not alone in still feeling as if it was just yesterday, it remains that fresh in my mind. So yes, we will never forget.
For me, the three most stark memories of September 11, 2001 is the beautiful blue sky during my commute to i95, a pristine summer day, and the shock I felt over the first report over the airways that there was an incident involving an aircraft hitting the World Trade Center in New York City. When I got to the radio station, most of the staff was in the i95 studio watching in disbelief at what was unfolding.
Seared into my brain is the moment when someone made the comment that it looked like one of the Towers was on fire, and I remarked in horror, it's falling.
On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. As we approach the 15th anniversary, we remember those who died, as well as the heroic first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others.
15 years later, and still, my mind can vividly remember every moment of 9-11 and the days to follow. People grieve in their own way. Many take strength in gathering together, having a special place to go.
Connecticut's 9-11 Living Memorial annual ceremony is tonight, September 8. It takes place at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport where the names of the 161 victims of the terror attacks with ties to Connecticut will be read aloud at the ceremony.
In Danbury Connecticut, a permanent 9-11 memorial stands in Elmwwod Park. An evening of remembrance will start at 6 p.m. there on Friday, September 9.
One can always visit the 9-11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. It will take your breathe away for sure. On this 15th anniversary of September 11, a ceremony will be held Sunday at the 9-11 Memorial in Manhattan. If you can not make it there, it will be available via a livestream staring at 8:46 a.m. at 911memorial.org.