HARTFORD — More than a dozen solemn ceremonies will be held across the nation on Wednesday to mark the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and their survivors. The list below is of anniversary events in the previous year. Check each city’s website to see the virtual offerings.
2020 marks the 19th anniversary of 9/11. In New York, ongoing focus remains on the new One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, the tallest building in the Western hemisphere at 1,776 feet.
The single skyscraper replaces the iconic Twin Towers, destroyed on September 11, 2001 — marking the first ever attack on US soil.
Solemn ceremonies and events are planned every year to mark the day, considered one of the darkest in America’s history — on a par with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Bridgeport: Ceremony at Fire Department Headquarters on Congress Street at 8:30 a.m. (Moment of Silence is at 8:46 a.m.)
- Groton: Naval Submarine Base New London commemoration, flag retirement ceremony at the Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum at 8:30 a.m.
- Hartford: Moment of silence at Hartford Safety Complex at 9 a.m
- Middletown: Memorial service at Middletown South Fire District on Randolph Road at 6 p.m.
- Middletown: Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on Walnut Grove Road at 8:30 a.m.
- Norwalk: Remembrance event at Norwalk City Hall at 8:30 a.m.
- New Canaan: Annual 9/11 memorial ceremony in front of Town Hall on Main Street at 9:30 a.m.
- New Haven: Knights of Columbus memorial roll call at Knights of Columbus Museum at 12:15 p.m.
- New London: Churches, institutions of faith bell ringing at 8:46 a.m.
- Rocky Hill: 9/11 wreath ceremony at the fire station on Old Main Street at 6:30 p.m.
The ceremonies are to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed when planes that were hijacked crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
Additional reporting from chiff.com.