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State Marks 9/11 Attacks

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9/11 Memorial.  Photo:  Jenneen Lee/WTIC

9/11 Memorial. Photo: Jenneen Lee/WTIC

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are set to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by speaking at Middletown’s annual remembrance ceremony.

The city will dedicate on Wednesday its permanent 9/11 Memorial and Memorial Garden, a joint project of the South Fire District and the firefighters union.

Moments of silence are set for 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m., the exact times when hijacked airliners struck the two World Trade Center towers in New York City.

Of the nearly 3,000 people killed, 161 had ties to Connecticut.

An official state observation of the Sept. 11 anniversary drew participants to Sherwood Island in Westport on Tuesday. A memorial was built in sight of lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center stood.

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