Locals pay tribute to 9/11 victims and responders

Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 19:27:11-04

In northeast Wisconsin people paid tribute to the September 11th attacks and the nearly 3,000 people who died on that fateful day in 2001.

Howard Firefighters are remembering public safety personnel and citizens who were killed 17 years ago.

At 8:46 Tuesday morning, which was the time the first plane hit, the fire department sent Howard firefighter and veteran Trevor Anderson and his group on their annual September 11th Run.

The group runs eleven miles while carrying the flag. The Chief says it all serves as a reminder of what this day means.

“We promised we would never forget the sacrifices those first responders made on that day, and this is just a result of that promise,” says Howard Fire Chief Don Phillips.

The chief was at National Fire Academy, not far from Washington, D.C. On September 11th and he says the emotion from that day still comes back every year.

Students also marked September 11th at Green Bay West High School. They climbed bleachers throughout the day in honor of firefighters who died while trying to save people in the Twin Towers.

"Climbing 110 flights of steps, I can’t imagine the heat, the weight, the fear just everything so truly heroes that need to be honored and remembered. That’s why we do this," says Autumn Dickie, the Green Bay West Phys Ed & Health Dept. Chair.

The students climbed the bleachers eleven times, which is just one-tenth of the height of the former Twin Towers.