Milwaukee, America mark 9/11

Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele and others came together at the War Memorial to mark the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.  They joined many who gathered in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and across the country.

Click here for Melissa McCrady's report from Live at Noon about the Milwaukee ceremony.

  • Tuesday brings the 11th anniversary of an American tragedy, the Sept. 11 terror attack.

  • People have come together to mark the somber anniversary in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania - the locations where thousands died in terrorist attacks - and across the country, including Milwaukee.

  • Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele all attended the 9/11 memorial event at the War Memorial in Downtown Milwaukee.

  • The ceremony began with the presentation of colors. An American flag was then folded that had been draped over a beam from the World Trade Center.

  • Then came the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer from the head priest of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

  • Inga Barry, who comes from New York, lost co-workers 11 years ago Tuesday. She stepped off a subway and headed to the 64th floor of the New York Trade Center tower where the first plane hit.

  • "People were jumping, and I was confused," said Barry. She cried on Tuesday, watching people directly impacted by 9/11 lay a wreath in remembrance. Barry moved to Milwaukee nine years ago.

  • People have come together to mark the somber anniversary in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania - the locations where thousands died in terrorist attacks - and across the country, including Milwaukee. The ceremony began with the presentation of colors. An American flag was then folded that had been draped over a beam from the World Trade Center. Then came the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer from the head priest of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

  • Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele also spoke at the ceremony. The mood was respectful, quiet and calm. Walker ordered flags to be flown at half staff in honor of 9/11.

  • Milwaukee Firefighters also marked the day with a memorial service at the downtown fire station. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke joined them. (Photo: Greg Best)

  • The National 9/11 Memorial will remain open all day in New York City. More than 4.5 million people have visited that site since it opened in 2011. No elected officials were to speak at Ground Zero's memorials, which began at 7:46 a.m.

  • At the Milwaukee Fire Department memorial event on 9/11/12. Photo: Greg Best.

  • At the Milwaukee Fire Department memorial event on 9/11/12. Photo: Greg Best.

  • At the Milwaukee Fire Department memorial event on 9/11/12. Photo: Greg Best.

  • At the Milwaukee Fire Department memorial event on 9/11/12. Photo: Greg Best.

  • At the Milwaukee Fire Department memorial event on 9/11/12. Photo: Greg Best.

  • At a Make-a-Wish event in Lake Geneva. | Photo: Susan Kim