Tuesday, September 11, 2012
After taking a trip to the 9/11 Memorial, Sara reflects on what was missing at the memorial site and what is missing today.
Every morning I wake up to a giant framed photograph of the New York City skyline. On the opposite wall in my bedroom a canvas showing off Central Park greets me. In my small, two bedroom flat, I have no less than 14 photos of my favorite city adorning my walls. New York is art to me. A simple snapshot can bring on countless daydreams. Romantic ones. Successful ones. Awe inspiring ones. New York City is a place of dreamers and compound history. It's a place of tall state-of-the-art buildings built beside 200-year-old cobblestone roads. It's steel, it's green, it's red, it's white and it's blue. But for a moment 11 years ago all that stopped. New York City wasn't a place dreams were made of, it was a place nightmares were scared of. Eleven…
Monday, September 12, 2011
More than 170 firefighters from around the state participated in a stair climb raising money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
It was an exhausting test of strength, and it took some rests, but the more than 170 firefighters that participated in a stair climb in remembrance of fallen 9/11 firefighters at US Bank Sunday morning were inspired by their patriotism and the courage of those who lost their lives 10 years ago today.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The happenings that will commemorate the 10th anniversary.
No one can deny the intensity of emotion in the air as we near the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies. Many innocent lives were lost that day that will not be forgotten. To honor those individuals, visit one of the many events going on in the area. Bel Canto Chorus and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra are giving a free "United We Stand" Concert commemorating the 10th anniversary in Cathedral Square Park, downtown Milwaukee, beginning at 3 p.m. Religious leaders will also offer reflection along with a prayer flag ceremony starting at 2 p.m. Further west will be "Waukesha County's Remembering September 11th." This will take place at 11:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield. More events to attend on …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Columnist shares his memories of 9/11 and offers suggestions for remembering.
I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001. Do you? I was sleeping when my mother came in and shared with me the news that planes had hit the World Trade Center. I sprung up from my bed immediately and turned on the radio. Turning on the radio is my default mode when it comes to emergencies. I imagine many of us had our TVs and radios on that day to listen or watch the latest news coverage. Honestly, it seemed unreal at first, like something out of a movie. I’m not sure if you remember where you were, but I do think it’s important to remember what happened, not necessarily so that we can be fearful of this kind of tragedy happening again, but we remember those who lost their lives. I was not personally acquainted with anyone who …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The day of the terrorist attacks is one many will never forget, including former mayor Carol Lombardi. Share your story here.
10 years ago, no one knew what was about to happen in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. No one knew what changes were about to come for the United States. Shortly before 8 a.m. central time on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, news went out that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Within 15 minutes, a second plane crashed into the second tower. Many television news programs, already covering the first crash, showed the second crash live. As the morning went on, a third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed in a field about 80 miles away from Pittsburgh. The country's air space was shut down, stranding President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara in the Milwaukee area. …