Milwaukee Fire Department honors those who died on 9/11 at Miller Park ceremony

Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 19:39:08-04

Outside of Miller Park there was a meaningful moment of remembrance as the Milwaukee Fire Department honored the 343 New York City firefighters who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

“You never forget, the people we’ve lost. We never want to forget what people have lost their lives for when they sacrificed themselves to save other people,” said Captain Schuyler Belott with the Milwaukee Fire Department.

This is the first time ever the Milwaukee Fire Department has done an 9/11 event outside of Miller Park.

Organizers say this is the perfect location, as many will walk by and reflect as the Brewers are in the middle of a pennant race.

“For us to do this, is just a small way we can pay respect to them,” said Battalion Chief Andrew Timm.

More than just making sure no one forgets, Timm says this is also educational for our younger generation.

“It’s a talking point, it’s a discussion phase, you know that the world is not always a safe place,” said Timm.

And it’s not just for the firefighters, bystanders also have the opportunity to take a moment for the other nearly 3000 people who lost their lives on the tragic day.