The 9/11/01 attacks began at 8:46 a.m. From that moment on, the world watched in uncertainty and mourned for the dead as the events unfolded. In Connecticut, this was especially true. On that day, 149 Connecticut residents were killed.
One victim was Richard Gabrielle, an insurance broker from West Haven who loved driving his modified Volkswagen Passat at Lime Rock Park.
Another was Amy King, a 29-year-old flight attendant from Stafford Springs. She died when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the south tower. Her boyfriend of two years was also a flight attendant on that flight.
Approximately 55 miles from Ground Zero, visitors to the Sherwood Island State Park in Westport saw plumes of smoke coming from where the planes crashed.
Residents from across the state–mothers and fathers, sons and daughters–perished, but even more survived. Life, while never the same and no matter how difficult, has gone on.
With the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks approaching, Patch created a Facebook page where Connecticut residents can come together to remember those who died, thank our emergency responders and support those who survived.
This page was created for you–your family, your community, your organization and your business. Tell us where you were on that fateful morning; how your life has changed. Share your memories of loved ones who died.
Is your organization hosting a remembrance ceremony? Post it here to spread the word. Have you found an interesting news article related to 9/11? Share it for everyone to read.
We encourage you to share your thoughts, memories and photos by posting on our wall–to build a lasting tribute that tells America and the world, Connecticut Remembers 9/11.
Don't forget to add your September 11-related events to the Patch Calendar here.