Wednesday marks the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a hijacked plane that never made it to its intended target. The result was nearly 3,000 American lives lost.
Here are a few memorials located across town and open to the public:
Margaret Quinn Orloske Memorial
There is a living memorial dedicated to Margaret Quinn Orloske, the sole Windsor resident who lost their life in the attacks, in the Settlement Hill Development, located off of Rt. 159. She commuted about five hours each day to and from Manhattan where she worked on the 96th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Her memorial is open to the public. There is also a memorial there dedicated to all who lost their lives in the attacks, including first responders.
Hayden Station Fire Department
The firehouse displays a piece of the fallen towers on its front lawn. The firehouse, located on the corner of Basswood and Pond Roads.
The result of a collaborative effort between Windsor High School students and Windsor artist Lon Pelton, a monument cut from the bottoms of two oil drums depict the sillouette of the towers as they stood before Sept. 11, 2001. Titled "To Those Who Were," the memorial is located in the courtyard of the high school. The memorial is open to the public.
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