Stratford will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 with a memorial service tonight at VFW Post 9460, 100 Veterans Boulevard.
The service starts at 7 p.m. and is open to all. Stratford Mayor John A. Harkins will be the keynote speaker and Commander Bob Johnson the master of ceremonies.
Personnel from the Stratford fire, police and EMS departments will also be in attendance.
At a memorial service in 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Stratford resident Yvette Guidry-Robinson shared her tragic 9/11 story with residents.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Guidry-Robinson was employed at Marsh & McLennan, which had offices on the 98th floor of the North Tower. At the time, though, she was nursing a broken leg and ankle so she stayed home.
She said 293 of her coworkers died that day.
“For some people, it’s 10 years, but for me it feels like it’s only been 10 seconds,” Guidry-Robinson said at the service.
Read her full story here.