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Sept. 1, 2011

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U.S. REP. HIMES KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT HCC 9/11 REMEMBRANCE

Tuesday, September. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Open to Public at No Charge

BRIDGEPORT – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will be the keynote speaker at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Housatonic Community College. Himes will headline a group of speakers that includes HCC President Anita T. Gliniecki and HCC Psychology Professor Jack Sopchak, who will facilitate a discussion of the tragedy and its impact. As part of the remembrance, a selection of photos from Housatonic’s Art Museum will be on display. Those photos show the grief, shock and courage demonstrated in the wake of the tragedy. Also on display will be a 9/11 quilt made by HCC students, faculty staff in 2001. The remembrance will begin at 5 p.m. in the third floor concourse in Beacon Hall, opposite the skywalk from the HCC parking garage. The speaking portion of the program featuring Rep. Himes will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge.  HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.