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Greater Danbury area towns host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

The Greater Danbury community is invited to join Mayor Boughton at Danbury’s 9/11 Memorial on Main Street in Elmwood Park. The program will begin at 6pm.  Local officials and members of the Danbury Fire and Police Departments are gathering on Friday for the remembrance.  The glass tower lines up with the lighted flagpole flying the U.S. flag previously flown over the U.S. Capitol and the 9-11 Memorial Flag. The glass tower is lighted from dusk to dawn.


Bethel's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is being held on Sunday at 6pm.  The Board of Selectmen, guests and members of the Police Department will be joined by members of the Bethel and Stony Hill Fire Departments on the Municipal Center lawn.  In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the General Purpose Room.


Danbury: A concert by Danbury’s “Number One Solo Artist” Billy Michael at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., on Sunday at 3 p.m. Billy promises the program will have broad appeal while commemorating the solemn anniversary.   He will be joined by singer Annie Kelly, known for her smooth vocals.  Admission by free will donation.


In New Fairfield the102nd Army Band will play starting at 6pm during the New Fairfield 9/11 ceremony on Sunday.


New Milford: "A Moment of Remembrance" is being held on Sunday at the 9/11 Memorial on Patriots Way. We will start lining up at 8:00 a.m. and the Memorial Service will begin at 8:46 a.m.  The apparatus bell will toll at 8:46am.  EMTs, Police and Firefighters will raise the flag.  The National Anthem and God Bless America will be sung and an invocation will be offered.  Local and state officials will offer brief remarks.  Piper Pat Maguire will play Amazing Grace.


Newtown resident Howard Lasher will once again host a remembrance ceremony at the site of his flag trees memorial at 68 Dodgingtown Road, to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks.  Lasher has hosted a memorial every year since 2001 to offer a place of mourning.  Lasher lost several friends in the attacks.  The ceremony  will be held on Sunday at 8 am.


Redding's Mark Twain Library is hosting local artist Charles Moretz, whose photographs were commissioned and permanently installed in Windows on the World.  The designer will share his connection to the World Trade Center and his plan to honor the iconic buildings.  The Art of Remembrance Program is planned from 3pm on Sunday.


The Town of Ridgefield invites residents to its September 11 memorial ceremony on 195 Danbury Road at 6:30 pm. Sunday.  The service, which will mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks around the nation, will be held to remember honor those who were lost.  The monument, off Route 35, was created from a beam of World Trade Center steel by sculptor Chris Curnan.

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