Thursday, September 10, 2015

Local candidate & College Republicans of CT Chair Remembers Sept. 11

South Fire District, combined with Westfield &
 Middletown held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony today

Below is a message from the Federation of College Republicans written by chair Emmakristina Sveen. Sveen, is also running for Treasurer & Board of Education in Middletown. Thank you for the heartfelt words & on behalf of all Insider staff keep the memories of the victims of the 9/11 attacks in your prayers today. 

To all Connecticut College Republicans...and all students alike, 

This Friday will mark the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. And in honor of the nearly 3,000 Americans who died at the hands of this dreadful day -- men, women, children, mothers & fathers, aunts & uncles, grandparents -- fallen officers, first responders of all capacities -- we would like to encourage you to commemorate all of these heroes, victims and witnesses on this 9/11 Remembrance Day. 

On Thursday at 5:30 PM, there will be a state wide commemoration service at the Living 9/11 Memorial in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. (

There are various 9/11 memorials around the state where you can pay your respects, or even just lighting a candle and having a moment of silence on your individual campus this Friday is incredibly impactful. 

If you would like to lead a 9/11 remembrance vigil on your campus, or are interested in organizing a memorial service at one of the 9/11 memorials closest to your school, please email CTFCR Chairwoman Emmakristina Sveen at who can help organize your efforts. 

Lastly, this 9/11 Remembrance Day, take the extra time to appreciate those you hold dear as well as those you may not even know. For just one day, put aside everything that makes us polarized, everything that makes us spiteful and resentful towards each other. Every label that makes us think we are so different. Rather, come together in memorial for the thing that makes us all the same: we are all American. 

And remember the very words that resonated with us all fourteen years ago, and still ring true today.

"This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world."

Emmakristina Sveen 

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