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Local leaders host ceremony at the War Memorial in remembrance of 9/11

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Posted at 8:03 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 09:57:16-04

MILWAUKEE — Local leaders from around Milwaukee County attended a memorial ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 at the War Memorial Center on Wednesday. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele hosted the event among other local leaders, held in remembrance of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.

"It's hard to believe that it's been 18 years since the worst terrorist attack in world history," Abele said. "Today is about remembering, and never forgetting."

First responders were also in attendance from around Southeastern Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Police Department's honor guard participated in the ceremony, delivering a rifle salute.

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"All of our lives were changed forever, 18 years ago today," Mayor Tom Barrett said.


The event included a ceremonial wreath laying and performance of Taps by Richard Silberman M.D., a local cardiologist and Air Force veteran.

For more information on the Milwaukee War Memorial Center, click here.