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Daughters Of Man Who Died On 9/11 Join Memorial Service In Danbury

Amanda and Robyn Higley, and their mother Vycki Higley Pratt, pause at Danbury's Sept. 11 memorial sculpture at the end of Monday evening's Remembrance Ceremony.
Amanda and Robyn Higley, and their mother Vycki Higley Pratt, pause at Danbury's Sept. 11 memorial sculpture at the end of Monday evening's Remembrance Ceremony. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Amanda Higley sings "God Bless America" at Danbury's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday evening.
Amanda Higley sings "God Bless America" at Danbury's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday evening. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The Danbury Police Department's Honor Guard stands at attention for Monday's Remembrance Ceremony for 9/11.
The Danbury Police Department's Honor Guard stands at attention for Monday's Remembrance Ceremony for 9/11. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton stands at attention at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday evening.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton stands at attention at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday evening. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury followed its Sept. 11 tradition on Monday by holding an evening service at the city's memorial sculpture, which is engraved with the names of all the Connecticut victims of the terror attacks.

Mayor Mark Boughton led the Remembrance Ceremony as a small crowd gathered on the Main Street, which was closed to traffic for the memorial event on the 16th anniversary of the attacks.

And as part of the tradition, the daughters of a local man who died in the attacks took part in the ceremony.

Robyn Higley, 15, led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. And her sister Amanda Higley, 20, sang "God Bless America."

Boughton read a list of all the Danbury area residents who died in the attacks, including the girls' father, Rob Higley.

Toure´ Richardson, a music student at Western Connecticut State University, sang the National Anthem. And the Danbury Police Department' and the Danbury Council of Veterans served as honor guards.

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