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September 11th: Remembrance Day in Connecticut

I am writing this on September 10th. Seven years ago tonight the topics of conversation were Gary Condit and shark attacks. Today was all about phony outrage over “lipstick on a pig.”

September 11th, 2001 changed lots of things.

Our laws are snapshots of our values. Historians can look back at a society’s laws and see it’s problems, values, and aspirations.

Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 10-29a declares the 11th day in September as 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.”

Perhaps none of Connecticut’s statutes better embodies the values, problems, and aspirations of the people of Connecticut.