September 11, 2013
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With the arrival of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, there are many resources available, whether it be a memorial ceremony or resources for teaching about the event. Here is just a small sampling of resources from the state and federal government.
Connecticut’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:30 pm, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman have extended an invitation for state residents to join the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony today, September 10, 2011 at the Sherwood Island State Forest. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 and include reading of the names of the 161 victims with ties to Connecticut. It will be held on the peninsula, at Connecticut’s 9-11 Living Memorial. This spot had offered a vista of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, and thus people gathered here on September 11, 2001 and the days that followed to view the smoking site of what once was the Twin Towers. When reading the memorial inscription, one faces the same view.
9/11 Commemorations and Memorials ( Link broken 9/2015 http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History-American/September11.shtml) , from USA.gov
This portal offers information about the day’s events and links to sites, such as information on the National Day of Service and Remembrance, memorials, and other ways to observe the day.
There are many memorials dedicated to people impacted by September 11, 2001. Here are just a few.
- 9/11 Memorial, in NYC at the site of “ground zero”.
- The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
- Flight 93 National Park
- Voices of September 11
- Sept. 11th Families’ Association offers a list of memorials to help people locate one near them.
Teaching About September 11 Using Primary Sources from Library of Congress