HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut is joining the nation in honoring those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Gov. Dannel Malloy is in China on a trade mission. He said in a statement it's a day to honor those who died, but also ``a day to remember that we Americans are a strong and resolute people.''
The state's annual observances began last night at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, where the names of 153 victims with state ties were read. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman told family members their presence ``has meaning far beyond words'' in reminding the nation of their sacrifice.
Events planned today include an observance in Bridgeport.
Malloy ordered state flags flown at half-staff today. President Barack Obama also ordered U.S. flags to be lowered.