Area events commemorating 9/11

(WKOW) -- It's been 20 years since September 11, 2001, a day that shaped American history forever. Several organizations in the 27 News area have memorials planned to remember 9/11 and those we lost.

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Flag of Honor Across America

This is the first year of the newly-created Flag of Honor Across America, with 60 communities across the country joining together to raise a flag in remembrance of the victims of 9/11; more than 2,900 people. Madison's ceremony, taking place at 8:46 a.m. Saturday, is a part of the largest-ever nationally coordinated memorial effort for 9/11.

The flag will be raised at the City of Madison Fire Station at 316 West Dayton Street, with community volunteers reading out 50 names of those who perished that morning. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with this effort can reach out to Claudia Parkes at

9/11 Remembrance at Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center

The Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center will hold a commemorative service Saturday at 10:00, featuring guest speakers including Fond du Lac County Executive Josh Schoemann and Kewaskum Police Chief Thomas Bishop.

The center is located at 1308 Fond du Lac Avenue in Kewaskum, and the service will honor fire, police and first responders who risked their lives to save people caught in the 9/11 attacks.

Endeavor/Moundville 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Endeavor/Moundville Fire Department will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 631 South Limits Road at noon Saturday. Fire chief Mike Bourdeau, and state representative Jon Plumer will speak at the ceremony, and the Portage American Legion Honor Guard will present the flag.

Portage High School Remembrance

Portage area first responders will hold a memorial service on the Portage High School football field at 6:30 p.m., featuring Army veteran and battalion chief of training for the Mequon Fire Department Chris Ackley as the keynote speaker.

The Portage High School band and choirs are scheduled to perform, and the memorial will finish with a silent candlelight walk.

'Never Forget' Blood Drive

For the 10th straight year, the Madison Fire and Police departments will join with the American Red Cross to collect blood donations in honor of those lost on 9/11. The drive starts at 10:02 a.m. Saturday at 3201 Dairy Drive, with a goal of 175 total donations.

The first 200 donors will receive a free t-shirt. You're eligible to donate if you haven't done so within the last 56 days.

Freedom: The UW Band Commemorates the 20th anniverary of 9/11

Thehalftime performanceat this week's Badger football game is being used as a moment to commemorate the traffic events of September 11 through a musical tribute by the UW Madison Marching Band.

The tribute consists of four songs: "America" by Neil Diamond, "Freedom" by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar, "Living in America" by James Brown," and "God Bless the U.S.A" by Lee Greenwood.


The event will start with a silent procession of emergency and military personnel and rescue vehicles from the New Glarus High School, 1701 2nd Street, to the Village Park, 300 Railroad Street.

The Remembrance Service will take place in the park, immediately following.

Parade line-up will begin at 7:30a.m. Please have personnel in dress uniform if available to them. This is a rain or shine event. Please RSVP with number of personnel and emergency vehicles, if participating in the parade, to Chief Kristie Mueller, New Glarus Area EMS at

Madison College 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

To commemorate the anniversary, Madison College is hosting a 9/11 remembrance ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday,Sept. 10, at the Protective Services Fire Bay, 1701 Pearson St.The event will honor the victims, survivors and first responders of the terrorist attacks.

Nearly 100 Madison College Law Enforcement, EMS and fire service students are expected to attend the ceremony, which is free and open to the public. Sun Prairie Fire Chief Chris Garrison will be the featured speaker at 12:15 p.m. 

In addition, the college will have thousands of flags displayed near the Truax Health Building to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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