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The opening of this exhibit was held on September 11, 2002
in conjunction with Connecticut's first observance of Remembrance Day

Aidan

Aidan , daughter of Museum Director Robbin Zella handed out programs for the event.

Bill Finch and Dr. Hadley

HCC President Dr. Janis Hadley discusses the exhibition with Senator Bill Finch and Robbin Zella, Museum Director.

Reverend Dr. Anthony L. Benett

The opening included a September 11th memorial ceremony. Here, spiritual thoughts and prayer are offered by Reverend Dr. Anthony L. Benett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church.

John Fabrizi, President of the Bridgeport City Council

John Fabrizi, President of the Bridgeport City Council shares his reflections as other council members look on. The exhibit was sponsored, in part, by the City Council.

Senator Bill Finch listens as Central High School student James Stephenson speaks

Senator Bill Finch listens as Central High School student James Stephenson speaks about his essay that helped bring about legislation declaring September 11th Remembrance Day.

Spencer Cosgrove, a senior at Fairfield High School, performed an original song , Dawn, written as a response to September 11th.

Spencer Cosgrove, a senior at Fairfield High School, performed an original song , Dawn, written as a response to September 11th.

standing-room-only crowd in the Gallery

The event drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Gallery. Attendees included city and state officials, local business leaders, HCC faculty, staff and students as well as employees of downtown businesses.

The audience joins Dr. Hadley in singing Amazing Grace

The audience joins Dr. Hadley in singing Amazing Grace at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Dr. Hadley congratulates James Stephenson on his essa

Dr. Hadley congratulates James Stephenson on his essay and his efforts to help bring about the Remembrance Day legislation.

Senator Finch with Spencer Cosgrove and HCC professor Marie Nulty

Senator Finch with Spencer Cosgrove and HCC professor Marie Nulty at the reception.

Our Community Remembers

A special area of the exhibit is dedicated to pictures offered by members of our community.
These images can be viewed on our web site.

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