Visiting Local 9/11 Memorials
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GREEN BAY & GREENVILLE--People in Northeast Wisconsin are doing their part to remember the victims of 9-11. Many spent time at a memorial in Green Bay while some visited a newly-erected memorial in Greenville.
Many of the people at the memorials say they've never been to New York and don't know any of the victims or their families but they still feel connected and get emotional when they remember the lives lost.
"Every year I am compelled to say thank you," said Lee Parker of Appleton, visiting the memorial in Greenville.
It is a feeling many share as they visit the memorials dedicated to the more than two thousand lives lost on September 11th.
For some, like Vietnam veteran Tony Spinnato, just talking about the events of 9/11 is hard.
"I think of all the people that died, and all the we're living for to make this a free country," said Spinnato.
Even those still too young to grasp the pain felt across America are beginning to learn about the tragedy.
"Bad people crashed into the airplanes, they crashed the airplanes into the building," said four-year-old Grant Young.
"Never forgotten" is a familiar saying when it comes to 9/11and those remembering victims say they hope that will hold true forever.