WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH)-- Wednesday marks the twelve year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Tuesday night here in Connecticut, there was a quiet look back at the lives lost.
On a beautiful Tuesday evening just across the sound from lower Manhattan, dozens gathered again to mark the grim anniversary that changed their lives and this nation forever.
A somber ceremony was held at the state's 9/11 memorial in Sherwood Island State park in Westport, where you could see the towers burning that day.
There were tears.
And moments of quiet prayer.
The people directly connected to the 150 lives with Connecticut ties lost that day say despite the passage of a dozen years, their invisible wounds are still fresh.
"It's just a trauma for me. I have a lot of difficulty watching or listening. I argued with myself should I or should I not come today, because it is a very emotional thing," said Vera Knapp, Easton.
"It still is pretty traumatic when you think about it. Especially, you know, this past week when so many things have been on television about it. It's still hard. It's still hard," said Jeanne Sedelnik, Trumbull.
Among the friends of victims and military members, there were children who weren't here in 2001.
But these names in stone and the history made since that day are permanent reminders in the hopes that they and all of us will never forget.
"Time does not heal all wounds, but maybe the crushing blow of the happening gets a little easier to deal with," said Nathalie Taranto, Easton.
There will be a number of ceremonies around the nation Wednesday marking to the day the twelve year anniversary of 9/11.
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