In Monroe, Bill's Drive-In will host a Memorial Car Show from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Representatives from neighboring police and fire departments, as well as state police officers, are expected at the drive-in, 431 Monroe Turnpike.
In DANBURY at 9:30 a.m., the city will lay a wreath at its glass memorial on Main Street. There will be a brief ceremony. Then, the ceremony will move to nearby St. James Church. That ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Then, in Danbury, another memorial ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Ives Concert Center, WCSU's westside campus. It will include speeches, singing, and it will be followed by a concert. Also, in Danbury, note that the Military Museum is opening its 9/11 exhibit at noon to show off pieces of the towers the city of Danbury received.
8-11 a.m. Free tall Starbucks drip coffee being offered at , 34 Church Hill Road, in commemoration of Sept. 11. Patrons are encouraged to linger and chat with one another.
8:15 a.m. Flag of Trees remembrance ceremony at 68 Dodgingtown Road. Every year, Dodgingtown resident Howard Lasher, who was working on Wall Street at the time of the attacks, organizes this ceremony by a tree mural on his property that he commissioned in memory of those who died. Singers and elected officials are expected to be in attendance.
8:30 a.m. Sandy Hook fire company ceremony at 18-20 Riverside Road, hosted by the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department, will feature appearances by local elected officials, fire and police chiefs and a prayer by the Rev. Robert Weiss, of St. Rose Church. Singers will start at 8:25 a.m. and a large U.S. flag strung across Riverside Road by two fire ladder trucks will provide the backdrop. Some members of the five volunteer fire departments in town also are expected to be in attendance.
9:30 a.m. St. John's Episcopal Church will honor all emergency responders during this service. All are welcome to attend.
Sometime during the day, the CT United Ride, the state's largest motorcycle single ride in tribute to Sept. 11 will pass through Newtown along Route 25 on its way through 11 towns, including Monroe, and across 60 miles. The charity ride starts in Norwalk and is organized by the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut. State Rep. DebraLee Hovey (R-112), whose husband is a firefighter, will be participating.
3 p.m. 9/11 Memorial Concert at C.H. Booth Library at 25 Main St. will be free to the public and held in the art alcove on the third floor of the library. Two violin players, Lindsey Jones and Hafez Taghavi, will be playing selections from Bach, Gluck, Schubert, Mozart, Massonet and Vivaldi.
3 p.m. Winsor Music at Edmond Town Hall with oboist Peggy Pearson, accompanied by two viola players and two cellists, will present music from Haydn, Bach and Mendelssohn, in addition to music composed just for the occasion. This event is part of the Newtown Friends of Music 2011-12 season. Tickets are $20 cash or check only. Free to children accompanied by an adult.
There will be a 7:15 p.m. 9/11 Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony at the , 100 Pocono Road.
Also, the Brookfield Ecumenical Clergy group has organized their churches to sound their bells in unison at the times of the various attacks.
8:45 a.m. American Airlines Flight #11 hits World Trade Center Tower 1
9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight #175 hits World Trade Center Tower 2
9:40 a.m. American Airlines Flight #77 hits the Pentagon
9:59 a.m. World Trade Center Tower 2 collapses
10:07 a.m. United Airlines Flight #93 goes down in Shanksville, PA
10:28 a.m. World Trade Center Tower 1 collapses
On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., a ceremony will be held on the Monroe Town Green in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. A service will follow by The Reverend Kurt J. Huber, Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 9 a.m.
In honor of the anniversary of the attacks, residents are asked to STOP AND REMEMBER. At 1 p.m. on 9/11/11, cease all regular activity for one minute and, as bells and sirens ring out, take a moment to honor the victims of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Governments and businesses, houses of worship and railways, fire and police departments, and others are called on to ring bells and sound sirens as we observe this Moment of Remembrance. At the same time across the country -1 pm EDT, noon CDT, 11 am MDT, and 10 am PDT - we call on you to reflect on the lives lost and those affected by the tragedies of 9/11. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202)-224-3224 Also, St. Peter's will ring its bell for one minute at 1 p.m.
On the Stepney side of town in Monroe, firefighters, their families and other residents will line Main Street, near the former Skate Time building, to cheer on the parade of motorcycles expected to pass through sometime between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Bikers from the CT United Ride will roar down Main Street along the route of the annual event honoring the more than 300 New York City firefighters who died when the Twin Towers collapsed during the 911 terrorist attacks. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the families of police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Bethel will have a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. at the municipal center. Members of the Bethel Police Department, Bethel Volunteer Fire Company and Stony Hill Fire Company will all participate.
Two prayer services will be held
The Naugatuck Congregational Church will be hosting one at 5 p.m. and the St. Francis Church of Assisi will have one at 6 p.m.
WOODBURY AND MIDDLEBURY
The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Hollow Park. The American Legion members and Color Guard will lead the events. Speakers Bud Neal and First Selectman, Gerald D. Stomski will address the public. Family members of the victims from within the area and the public are encouraged to attend.
Also at 4 p.m, a Memorial Service will take place at Nonnewaug High School Auditorium. The event is being led by the Clergy of Woodbury.
In Middlebury, there will be an 8:30 a.m. 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Town Hall.
Also in Middlebury, there will be a ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Middlebury Fire Department.