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Malloy Asks for 'Moment of Silence' at 8:46 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling on all Connecticut residents to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by observing a “moment of silence” Sunday at 8:46 a.m. That was the exact moment the first plane hit one of the World Trade Center towers.

In recognition of Honor Our Heroes and Remembrance Day, Malloy also directed flags across the state to fly at half-staff on Sunday.

“Ten years ago, the world, the country and our state changed forever,” Malloy said in a statement. “As the Mayor of Stamford at that time, I recall going to the train station to wait for the trains coming home from New York City, watching some of the people get off covered in soot and dust, and sending first responders to New York City to help with the response.

“In some ways, that day feels like it happened a long time ago; in other ways, it seems like it happened yesterday. Regardless of how many years go by, time does little to erase our memories of that day, and for those who lost loved ones, the memories they have of that person or people will live on forever; their grief is our grief.

“Ten years later our world is different, our country (greatly) impacted, and our state was forever altered, but I remain convinced of our resiliency and determination to move forward from this terrible tragedy.”

Malloy led a service Thursday night at the 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport to honor the 152 people with ties to the state who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

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