Milwaukee Remembers 9/11
City, county and state leaders attended a somber ceremony this morning at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center to remember the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
9-11 has that effect where we all remember where we were exactly when it happened, and today that was still evident.
Veterans, people who lost loved ones in the towers, and first responders were all at the event.
The ceremony included a wreath laying, and Governor Scott Walker Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele were all in attendance.
It's hard to believe but it was 14 years ago. Friday speakers and veterans alike talked about how it wasn't a single event.
Many people's lives were changed as a result of 9-11, like military members who were deployed, and their families, as well as those who were tragically killed in the towers.
“Today is a great opportunity to remember what happened that day, and it is about the first responders as we heard, in large measure, but subsequent to that day we lost thousands of military lives as well, it changed all of our lives, those of us in the military at that time,” says Drik Debbink a US Navy Reservist retired.