Norwalk remembers 9-11

The colors are retired, Wednesday at Norwalk City Hall. (Harold Cobin)

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk marked the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a ceremony early Wednesday morning at City Hall.

“We all remember where we were that day and at that time,” Mayor Harry Rilling said. “At that time, we made a commitment that we will never forget what happened that day, we will never forget those people whose lives were lost, we will never forget the families of the people whose lives were lost. This ceremony, this remembrance, is a way we keep that commitment.”

Video by Harold Cobin at end of story

The names of every Norwalk victim were read; Jonathon Peters sang the Star-Spangled Banner, the colors were retired and Norwalk Police Sgt. Greg Scully played bagpipes.

Rabbi Ita Paskind noted that babies who were born that year are now heading off to college.

Rilling asked that people mark today as a day of service in memory of those whose lives were lost. The terrorists made us stronger, he said. “We fell to our knees for a moment. but we got back up quickly and when we did, we were more solid as a nation, stronger, they could not tear at our fabric.”

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