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Communities across Connecticut mark 17 years since 9/11 attacks

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Fall leaves blaze red near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tuesday marks 17 years since the September 11th terror attacks.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven is lit in red, white, and blue in honor of the victims.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has also directed all flags to fly at half staff from sunrise to sunset. 

Nearly 3,000 people died on the tragic day in 2001. 

Communities across the state are honoring the victims with memorial services and ceremonies on Tuesday. Here are some of those ceremonies: 

  • Avon: A memorial service will be held to commemorate the heroism displayed during the attacks. It begins at 8 a.m. at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department on Darling Drive. 
  • Torrington: A service will start at 8:30 a.m. to commemorate the 17th anniversary at the city’s 9/11 Memorial at the North Firehouse on Main Street.
  • Groton: The Naval community will hold a flag retirement ceremony at te historic ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum at 8:30 a.m.
  • Bridgeport: The city’s first responders and Mayor Joe Ganim will honor the lives lost with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. 
  • Milford: The city plans to remember the day with ringing of the bells at 8:46 a.m, the time the first plane struck New York’s World Trade Center. The ceremony will take place at the East Side Fire Station on New Haven Avenue. 
  • Quinnipiac University: The university’s Student Veterans Organization and Air Force ROTC will raise the nation’s flag on the Quad at 8:50 a.m.
  • Wilton: Members of Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 and the Wilton Fire Department wil hold a remembrance ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony is to honor the town’s residents and all emergency responders who were killed in the attacks. 
  • Hamden: Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. the Hamden Fire Department is inviting the community visit one of their fire stations to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. Click here for all locations. 
  • New Britain: The city is holding a dedication ceremony for a new monument in Central Park that honors veteran who participated on the Global War of Terror. It will be dedicated at 4:00 p.m.
  • East Hampton: A ceremony to honor 9/11 first responders and town’s first responders with a field of flags on the East Hampton Congregational Church’s lawn.
  • Derby: A memorial service will be held by the city’s fire department at 7:00 p.m. on the Derby Green. 
  • Greenwich: From 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. a 9/11 memorial ceremony will be held by the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company at their fire house. 

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