MILWAUKEE -- We all remember where we were when we first learned about the terror attacks on 9/11. Nearly 3,000 people were killed that day. Among them, 343 firefighters. Deputy Chief Aaron Lipski with the Milwaukee Fire Department joined us on Live at Daybreak Sunday morning to share more about memorial events happening right here in Milwaukee.
On September 11, 2016, a high-ranking member of the FDNY will be on hand to speak about his experiences and painful losses to the citizens of Milwaukee.
The events that run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Collaborative 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)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Protective Services Parade through downtown Milwaukee, ending at the War Memorial Center
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Leap-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. - Standing for the Fallen at the War Memorial Center (750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive - Veterans’ Gallery / Veterans’ Courtyard / Fitch Plaza)
People are also encouraged to buy and wear WE ARE ONE t-shirts at the event. It's part of a fundraising effort to pay for the Books for Bravery book printing and the material costs associated with the Standing for the Fallen event.
T-Shirts - $20/each
Shirts are also available at the Milwaukee Fire Department Engine Company 2 at 755 North James Lovell Street. Only cash is accepted at this location. To purchase online, click here.