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Conn. AFL-CIO To Honor Workers Killed On The Job

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File photo of people attending an AFL-CIO event. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

File photo of people attending an AFL-CIO event. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut AFL-CIO is honoring workers who were injured or killed on the job in an annual ceremony at the state Capitol.

Among those being remembered Sunday are the six educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School who were killed in the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown.

Union leaders, state officials, community leaders and workers are expected to lay wreaths at the Workers’ Memorial in Bushnell Park near the Capitol. The ceremony will also include a color guard, bagpipers and a reading of the names of workers who have died on the job during the past year.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Commissioner of Labor Sharon Palmer and union representatives are scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

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