Trooper Kenneth Baron Jr

Flags in Connecticut Lowered to Honor State Trooper Who Died From 9/11-Related Cancer

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Flags have been lowered and will remain at half-staff across the state until sunset on Saturday, Gov. Ned Lamont directed in an announcement Tuesday, to honor Connecticut State Police Trooper Eugene Kenneth Baron Jr., who died Monday from cancer acquired by responding to the World Trade Center after the 9/11 massacre. “Trooper Baron is a hero who not only dedicated his career to protecting the people of Connecticut, but he did not hesitate when called to respond to one of the worst attacks in our nation’s history,” Lamont said in an announcement released Tuesday. “He embodies the definition of public service and what it means to lead a career with integrity, respect, and generosity. “On behalf of the entire State of Connecticut, I extend my deepest sympathies to Trooper Baron’s family, friends, and his brothers and sisters at the Connecticut State Police, Lamont said. I ask the people of Connecticut to keep Trooper Baron and his family in their prayers.”

Baron and other Connecticut state troopers went to the World Trade Center ruins to help look for survivors in the rubble.

9/11 Memorial Darien

Darien Sept 11 Ceremony at Town’s 9/11 Monument at 8:30 AM Monday

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The Monuments & Ceremonies Commission of the Town of Darien, invites the public to participate in the town’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony with Commissioner, Phil Kraft serving as master of ceremonies. Following tradition, the Darien Monuments and Ceremonies Commission will observe 9/11 at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11 at the 9/11 Memorial located behind Middlesex Middle School, 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.  

— an announcement from the Darien Monuments & Ceremonies Commission

Josh Doying, a Darien High School graduate, brought the town’s 9/11 monument to fruition. A wreath and red roses will be placed and a moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the Tower on Sept.

U.S. Senators, Rep. Himes & Others Discuss 9/11

In commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, Grace Farms Foundation is partnering with Voices of September 11th for a public discourse centered on remembrance, renewal, and resilience. Distinguished speakers and panelists, including U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Ambassador Tim Roemer, survivors, and family members, will discuss their perspectives on the long-standing impact of 9/11 and the current challenges we face. Join us in remembering those whose lives were lost and gain insight into how we can best prepare against, prevent, and recover from acts of terrorism and mass violence. Registration is required; limited lunches are available for $10 with pre-registration. About Voices of September 11th

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) was founded in 2001 to provide information and support to 9/11 families, responders and survivors; to commemorate the lives lost and to promote national preparedness.