To mark the
anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, Governor M. Jodi Rell is
asking state residents to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on
Friday, the time the first hijacked airliner crashed into the World Trade
Center in New York City eight years ago.
The Governor also
directed that U.S. and State of Connecticut flags be flown at half-staff
from sunrise through sundown on September 11.
Governor Rell has
proclaimed September 11, 2009, a Day of Remembrance in Connecticut.
Governor Rell led an
official state service at the Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park
memorial in Westport on September 9. The memorial honors the 156 people
with Connecticut ties who died on September 11, 2001.