Remembering 9/11 Ceremony in Milwaukee

NOW: Remembering 9/11 Ceremony in Milwaukee

Hundreds of police and firefighters went to the War Memorial Center today to remember the heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice on September, 11.

Much of the focus was on the lessons we can take from the fallen.

Milwaukee Fire Lieutenant Michael Ball says no matter how many years pass, he never forgets about the people who gave their lives to save others that day.

"Any firefighter in the state, any firefighters in the country, you think about the firefighters in New York on that day," Ball said. "And the sacrifice that they made. I think it strikes home to each of us in a real personal way."

Wreaths were laid for the civilians, first responders, law enforcement and firefighters that lost their lives. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, says it's important to remember the police and firefighters who lost their lives,but also, to think about what they represent.

"Walking up. Grim faced, but determined to save citizens, while normal citizens. Guys like me were running to save their lives. We all remember that. We all have to reflect on the good that that represents."

There were smaller ceremonies at five different fire stations throughout the city Monday morning. There is also one at Miller Park beginning at 4 p.m.

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