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Commemorating the Anniversary of 9/11 in Windsor

The memory of the events of September 11, 2011 live on in the hearts of Windsor residents and through the monuments erected in town.Eleven

Eleven years ago today, America was shook to its core.

Coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a hijacked plane that never made it to its intended target resulted in the loss of close to 3,000 American lives.

Today, Americans, wherever they may be, are commemorating the tragic events that have come to define an entire generation.

Throughout Windsor, residents will do the same.

Here are a few memorials in town that you may want to visit while paying your respects:

  • Margaret Orloske Memorial
    • There is a living memorial dedicated to Margaret Quinn Orloske 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.
  • Windsor High School Memorial
    • 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.
  • Hayden Station Firehouse
    • One year ago, the renovated firehouse was revealed to the public during an open house ceremnony. The centerpiece of the renovation is a piece of the World Trade Center.

How will you remember September 11? Tell us in the comments below.

Rick Wise September 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM
It's a day I will not soon forget. My first reaction when I heard the news on the radio was that Sebastian was pulling another one of his on-air pranks. Sadly, it was no prank. Eight of my friends and business associates were killed on that awful morning. I didn't get back to New York until October 5th, when a Juilliard string quartet greeted our train. Outside the terminal, police and National Guardsmen were everywhere; many streets were barricaded; and the city was quiet and blanked in dust. It was an eerie and awful time.

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