State Honors 9/11 Victims In Westport

Jennifer Hunt Bauman hugs her 12-year-old daughter Emma Hunt Monday evening at the 9/11 Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Chris Gardner, 14, sets a candle on his father's memorial marker Monday following the state's annual 9/11 ceremony. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Chris Gardner sits at the site of his father's memorial stone at the 9/11 memorial in Westport Monday. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Sophie Pelletier-Martinelli brings her children to the 9/11 memorial in Westport Monday to visit their father's memorial stone. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Visitors to the 9/11 memorial in Westport Monday place roses on the stones of their loves ones. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Emma Hunt cries as she looks down at her father's memorial stone Monday evening after the state's 9/11 ceremony. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Jennifer Hunt Bauman places a rose near the memorial stone of her late husband, William Hunt. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
A woman visits the memorial stone of a loved one Monday after the state's annual 9/11 ceremony at Sherwood Island in Westport. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
White roses and stones are left on the memorial marker of Joseph A. Lenihan Monday. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Visitors to the state's 9/11 memorial at Sherwood Island in Westport lay flowers on the names of their loved ones Monday. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Emma Hunt and her mom, Jennifer Hunt Bauman, console each other Monday at the 9/11 memorial in Westport. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
A bouquet of flowers are placed on the memorial stone of 9/11 victim Jeffrey Bittner. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
A woman attending the annual 9/11 ceremony in Westport Monday reflects during a moment of silence. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Chris Vadas and Judy Keane, relatives of two of the state's 9/11 victims, participate in the annual 9/11 ceremony. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
A man attending the state's annual 9/11 ceremony in Westport Monday follows along as the names of the state's victims are read. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman gives a speech at the state's annual 9/11 ceremony at Sherwood Island State Park in Wesptort Monday. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
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WESTPORT, Conn. – Holding a white rose in her left hand, 12-year-old Emma Hunt slowly walked to the 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Monday evening. With the sun setting behind her, she crouched down to place her right hand on her father’s memorial stone and wept.

“I haven’t seen my father for 11 years now,” Emma said, wiping her eyes. Her father, William Hunt, worked for Euro Brokers in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center, where he died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He was 32, and Emma was 15 months old.

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