Conn. governor attends somber ground zero ceremony

May 5, 2011 8:53:36 PM PDT
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calls it a somber moment to join President Barack Obama in a wreath-laying ceremony at ground zero in New York City to mark the death of Osama bin Laden.

Obama invited Malloy to Thursday's event, four days after a clandestine team of U.S. Navy SEALs shot the mastermind of the Sept.11, 2001, attacks.

More than 150 people with ties to Connecticut were killed in New York, the Pentagon and on the airliners that were used as weapons by the terrorists.

Malloy said that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called him Sunday night at about 10:20 p.m. and informed him about bin Laden's death.

Malloy said he was called because so many Connecticut residents were killed in the attacks.

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