County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Host 9/11 Ceremony
Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Governor Scott Walker, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and other local leaders will honor the victims of September 11, 2001.
MILWAUKEE – Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Governor Scott Walker, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and other local leaders will honor the victims of September 11, 2001 with a special ceremony at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center.
Wreaths will be placed in the reflecting pool at the War Memorial’s Veterans Plaza, speakers will remember the lives lost and the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform “God Bless America.” After the program everyone is invited to ring the bell of the USS Milwaukee in memory of the victims.
A group of police and city leaders from around the Midwest, including Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will also be in attendance.
When: September 11, 2014 – 7:30 – 8:15am
Speakers: Mayor Barrett, County Executive Abele, Governor Walker, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and Pastor Don Darius Butler of Tabernacle Community Baptist Church.
Laying Wreaths: Police Chief Ed Flynn, Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing, US Navy Vice Admiral Dirk Debbink (retired), Milwaukee County Interim Fire Chief Kevin Doyne, Franklin Fire Chief Adam Remington, and Reuben and Mildred Harpole.
Where: War Memorial Center – Veterans Plaza
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI
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