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Documentary Photographic Images: New York, September 11

American FlagRemembrance Day September 11, 2002

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View pictures of our community in reflection, remembrance and hope...

From Connecticut Public Act No. 02-126

The Governor shall proclaim September eleventh of each year as [911 Day, which day shall increase the public's awareness of the emergency telephone number and shall be observed in the schools and in other ways as indicated in such proclamation or letter] Remembrance Day, in memory of those who lost their lives or suffered injuries in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and in honor of the service, sacrifice and contributions of the firefighters, police officers and other personnel who responded to such attacks. Suitable exercises shall be held in the State Capitol and elsewhere as the Governor designates for the observance of the day.

Approved June 7, 2002 and signed by Governor John G. Rowland

You can read the essay by Bridgeport's Central High School student James Stephenson the Day of Remembrance declaration...

The Housatonic Museum of Art offers opportunities for healing and reflection...

Wednesday, September 11
at Noon
Burt Chernow Galleries

Please join...

Senator Bill Finch and James Stephenson, sponsors of the Remembrance Day Bill

Reverend Dr. Anthony L. Benett, Pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, Bridgeport
and Janis M. Hadley, President, HCC

for a special reception in honor of the 1st anniversary commemorating the tragedy of September 11, 2001

Spencer Cosgrove of Fairfield High School will perform an original song entitled "Dawn" written about September 11

Wednesday, September 11
10am until 4pm

Piecing Our Lives Back Together
Community Quilt project in the cafeteria. All members of the community are invited to participate in the making of a commemorative quilt. This event is sponsored by Student Life & Activities Office.

Wednesday, October 2, Noon
Room A101

Lunch and Lecture
Thomas Hoepker - Magnum photographer and organizer of the book New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers will discuss the power of images, how they inform our perceptions and understanding of current events and history.

This is a free event but space reservations are required please call 203.332.5052 to reserve your seat. Bring your own brown bag lunch. The museum will not be providing food or beverages.

Share your thoughts of September 11... respond in your own words to these images and the exhibit...

Music of our times... Read about the sound track of the exhibit, music inspired by this tragedy and the strength of the nation.