Connecticut’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport Thursday evening

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WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are hosting the state’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Thursday evening.

It’s been 20 years since those horrific terrorist attacks rocked our nation. From Sherwood Island, on a clear day, you used to be able to spot the Twin Towers jutting out of Manhattan. But not anymore.

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Thursday, state officials including the governor, were in attendance at the annual ceremony held at the 9/11 Memorial at Sherwood Island to read the names of those with Connecticut ties who lost their lives on that tragic day.

Every year, the state holds a ceremony on a day prior to the actual anniversary in order to accommodate family members and friends of the victims.

Due to Connecticut’s close proximity to New York City, many people who died during the Sept. 11, 2021 attacks lived in Connecticut. Many people who lost loved ones from Connecticut attend the annual ceremonies that are held at the site of the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11.

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