15 years later: Southeast Wisconsin remembers the victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following a terrorist attack 11 September 2001 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Alex Fuchs

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following a terrorist attack 11 September 2001 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Alex Fuchs

MILWAUKEE — It has been 15 years since 2,983 men, women and children were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On Sunday, September 11th, there will be memorials and ceremonies remembering the fallen and honoring those who risked their lives to save others.

In southeast Wisconsin, there are several memorials taking place to remember the fallen. They include:

  • Milwaukee Remembers 9/11 will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee. Service dress uniform invited.
  • Germantown Fire and Police Departments will hold a 9/11 memorial/remembrance service on Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Germantown Fire Station 2, N115 W18752 Edison Dr., Germantown.
  • Standing for the Fallen Memorial Events
    • 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Salute to Service 9/11 5K (in partnership with area Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, and
      DryHootch-Milwaukee – beginning and ending near War Memorial Center)
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Protective Services Parade through downtown Milwaukee, from N. 6th St. & Wisconsin Ave., east to the War Memorial Center.
    • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Frog-X Special Forces Parachute Team jumping in and landing near the event to kick-off Standing for the Fallen at the War Memorial Center.
    • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: War Memorial Center, Milwaukee. This year, on the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks, we will again honor the fallen from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and the Port Authority of New York (PANY). We will also recognize all protective services across the nation for their service in these trying times. Importantly, we will also be honoring the nearly 200 Military Service Members who died in the attacks on the Pentagon and those born in Wisconsin who have been killed in action in the numerous military conflicts that have occurred in response to the 9/11 attacks.
  • All Saints’ Cathedral 9/11 Service of Remembrance and Hope, 818 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. The service is set for 4:00 p.m. The service will pay tribute to the first responders who lost their lives at Ground Zero. The service will also give thanks for the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs in our community.
  • Red, White & Blue Tribute. The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Tribute to all first responders and their families. The event will take place at Berndt Park behind the fire station in downtown Hartford on Sunday, September 11th. The tribute will began at 6:00 p.m. in the park.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: A rose is placed on a name engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York May 15, 2014 in New York City. The museum spans seven stories, mostly underground, and contains artifacts from the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001 that include the 80 ft high tridents, the so-called 'Ground Zero Cross,' the destroyed remains of Company 21's New York Fire Department Engine as well as smaller items such as letter that fell from a hijacked plane and posters of missing loved ones projected onto the wall of the museum. The museum will open to the public on May 21. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: A rose is placed on a name engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York May 15, 2014 in New York City. The museum spans seven stories, mostly underground, and contains artifacts from the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001 that include the 80 ft high tridents, the so-called ‘Ground Zero Cross,’ the destroyed remains of Company 21’s New York Fire Department Engine as well as smaller items such as letter that fell from a hijacked plane and posters of missing loved ones projected onto the wall of the museum. The museum will open to the public on May 21. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)