9/11: WTMJ Remembers

Wisconsin marks 9/11 anniversary with events, services

CREATED Sep 11, 2011

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  • An Honor Guard hold the American flag in position as it is raised into the sky attached to an aerial ladder during a 9/11 ceremony at the Menononee Falls Safety Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. Image by C.T. Kruger

Information on 9/11/01 tribute events submitted by organizers to TODAY'S TMJ4:

The public is invited to the official state ceremony  invited to join Gov. Scott Walker, Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, adjutant general of Wisconsin, and state and federal officials to pay tribute to Wisconsinites who perished at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11, as well as first responders and all others who lost their lives in the attacks on America and in the global war on terror. Family members of the more than 150 Wisconsin service members who have died in the global war on terror will also be in attendance.  The 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be observed at the Wisconsin State Capitol at 7:30am on Sunday in an approximately one-hour public ceremony beginning outside the South entrance (South Hamilton Street).


Wreaths will be placed in the Fitch Plaza reflecting pool at the Milwaukee County War Memorial this morning at 7:30am.  Participants are invited to ring the bell of the USS Milwaukee - 1906 at the end of the program in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.


U.S. Senator Herb Kohl will attend a remembrance memorial to help dedicate a special monument at the Oak Creek Fire Department at 8:45am Sunday.  Kohl will be joined by members of the fire department as well as members of the local community.


The Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will have Wisconsin Firefighters convene at the US Bank Building at 9am on Sunday morning to climb 110 stories, the equivalent of the World Trade Center, in full turnout gear. Each climber will carry the ID badge of one fallen firefighter as a way of symbolically completing the climb they were never able to finish. This is not a race. This is not timed. Instead, this is a way to pay testament to what those brave souls were called to do that fateful day.  There is a ceremony at 9:00am and the climb begins immediately after.


Mayfair Mall will partner with a 9/11 Day of Service organization to help encourage people to pay tribute to 9/11 victims through community service and outreach.  At the Mayfair Mall Center Court from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., visitors will be invited to sign a thank you card that will be presented to the local police and fire departments.   In the parking lot, a local police car and fire truck will sit beside a large Thank You banner facing Mayfair Road.  Mayfair staff will deliver lunch to Wauwatosa police officers and firefighters.


The College Republicans of Marquette University will remember the tragic events by organizing the 9/11: Never Forget Project which consists of a display of 2,977 American flags to represent each person murdered ten years ago.  The display will be located near the Marquette Alumni Memorial Union facing Wisconsin Avenue. All students and community members can view the memorial from 8am to 7pm on Sunday.


A documentary tracking the healing of five people affected by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks will be screened Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. The showing of Rebirth is free and open to the public and features the work of field producer Danielle Beverly, visiting professional in residence in digital media for the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. Beverly will introduce Rebirth and answer questions afterward.


The Kewaskum American Legion post and the Kewaskum Chamber of Commerce will honor of those who have sacrificed and lost their lives with a parade will at 9 am.  The parade will begin at the Kewaskum Fire Department. The parade will conclude with a traditional honor ceremony.


The New Berlin Fire Department will host a memorial service honoring the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.  The service will begin at 12:00 p.m. with the sounding of sirens for 1 minute.  Anyone interested in attending should meet in front of New Berlin Fire Station 1, 16260 W. National Avenue at 11:55 a.m.


The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will participate in the nationwide Moment of Remembrance to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9-11. The Moment of Remembrance will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2011 and will occur at the same time across the US.  At 12:00 pm MCTS operators will turn on bus headlights to honor the moment, and will leave the lights on until 1:00 pm.


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will hold an interfaith prayer service at Bait-ul-Qadir Mosque, 5600 W Fond du Lac Ave, at 2:00pm. Leadership from many faiths will be present to participate.


Bel Canto Chorus and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra present our area's primary memorial event with a performance of Mozart's Requiem in honor of the victims, heroes, and first responders of 9/11. The concert in Cathedral Square begins at 3pm and is free.  Prelude music and activities will begin at 2:15 pm.


Singer-songwriter Jason Moon, an Iraq veteran and activist, will play a concert to benefit the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative on at the Coffee House, 631 N. 19th St., Milwaukee.   David Kaye will open the show at 7 pm.


The Juneau Fire Department in Dodge County will be hold a 9-11 silent parade on Sunday evening at 8:00pm in honor of the 10th Anniversary of 9-11.  The parade will start on South Grove Road, just East of the City of Juneau, and run to East Center Street to North Main Street, to South Main Street to Cross Street and end at the Juneau Public Safety Building.  City street lights along the route will not be on.  Citizens are encouraged to line the Parade route with lighted candles and hold American Flags in Honor of all those who lost their lives on 9-11.