Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele invited the public to attend a memorial ceremony in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. It was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the War Memorial Center along Lake Michigan. The memorial was attended by more than two hundred participants, including civic leaders, military officials, veterans, police and fire department members, and the Milwaukee community.

“On this 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, it is with profound respect that we pay tribute to the civilians who lost their lives as well as the many brave fire fighters, police officers and public safety officials who responded to the events of that day and the dark days that followed. The memories of those lives will never be forgotten. I encourage all residents to reflect on their sacrifices on Sunday.” – Mayor Tom Barrett

“Our country was forever changed on September 11, 2001. Fifteen years later, we must still never forget the civilians who lost their lives, the servicemen and women who fought to protect our freedoms at home and abroad, the families whose loved ones never came home, and the first responders who bravely heeded the call to action that day and in the days that followed. We must also continue to fight for the ideals the fallen died in service of: that everyone in this nation – no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity – has the right to freedom, liberty, justice, and equal treatment under the law.” – County Executive Chris Abele

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Lee Matz