Milwaukee showed its support for those who died as a result of the 9-11 attacks ten years ago with various events last weekend. The photo above was taken in front of the Milwaukee County Fire Department Headquarters, pictured are 343 individual firefighter equipped spots with names of each firefighter who died on 9-11-2001. Honor guards marched in front of the memorial during last weekend’s activities.
Another event conducted by area firefighters was held at U.S. Bank, where firefighters climbed 110 stories in full gear to also honor the memory of the 343 firefighters who died in New York City as a result of the attack of the World Trade Center.
Milwaukee County held its main event on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the War Memorial Fitch Plaza entitled, ’10 Years 9.11.– Never Forget’. Combined Honor Guards from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office and the Milwaukee County Fire Department presented the Colors and retired the Colors as well.
In addition to singing, prayer, rifle salute, taps and presenting the wreaths, the program also featured the ’unveiling of steel.’ This special presentation was the result of local businessman Joe Campbell arranging to obtain a piece of the structural steel from the World Trade Center as a memorial. Mayor Tom Barrett joined Campbell to unveil the piece.
Pictured to the left is a photo of the steel as one of the hundreds of people who attended the event looks at it during a moment of reflection and thought.