Milwaukee city, county leaders hold 9/11 memorial event

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee city and county leaders came together on Friday, September 11 to hold a memorial event in remembrance of the victims killed on 9/11. 

The "Milwaukee County Remembers" event was closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns, but was live streamed on Facebook.

“It was a day that forever altered America’s sense of security in the world. It was a day that jolted many Americans into service and it was a day we cannot and will not ever forget," said Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson. 

Leaders spoke about the importance of unity in times of a pandemic and political division. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett recalled that unity after 9/11 when he was in Congress. 

"Members Congress, from both houses, gathered together, gathered together on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to be together, to be united to send the message that in the horrific tragedy we as Americans would be united," Mayor Barrett said. 

The ceremony has taken place every year since 9/11. 

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