Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The vice presidential candidate used his visit to Oak Creek Tuesday on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to thank firefighters for putting their lives on the line.
Vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan had lunch at Oak Creek Fire Department headquarters Tuesday to mark the anniversary of 9/11, according to media reports. Ryan was back in his home district exactly one month after he was named Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate. Ryan thanked Oak Creek first responders for regularly putting their lives on the line and remembered those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to a pool report. While in the Milwaukee area, Ryan also visited with members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard. Video of the GOP VP candidate's visit, and more on what Ryan said to firefighters and members of the military who served in Iraq …
After taking a trip to the 9/11 Memorial, Sara reflects on what was missing at the memorial site and what is missing today.
Every morning I wake up to a giant framed photograph of the New York City skyline. On the opposite wall in my bedroom a canvas showing off Central Park greets me. In my small, two bedroom flat, I have no less than 14 photos of my favorite city adorning my walls. New York is art to me. A simple snapshot can bring on countless daydreams. Romantic ones. Successful ones. Awe inspiring ones. New York City is a place of dreamers and compound history. It's a place of tall state-of-the-art buildings built beside 200-year-old cobblestone roads. It's steel, it's green, it's red, it's white and it's blue. But for a moment 11 years ago all that stopped. New York City wasn't a place dreams were made of, it was a place nightmares were scared of. Eleven…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Temple members say this isn't the first attack on the Sikh community since 9/11, but the largest concern right now is for the estimated 10 children who witnessed the shooting on Sunday.
Oak Creek Centennial Church was filled Monday with dozens of grieving Sikh members in hushed conversation, holding hands and exchanging looks of frustration and sadness. And while Wisconsin weeps for the victims of the shooting, those feelings of mourning are extending beyond state borders. “The Sikh community is in utter shock and disbelief at the senseless and tragic shooting which should not befall on any house of worship,” said Dr. Bhupinder Singh Sini said at a press conference conducted by members of the Sikh community. “Six Sikhs were gunned down.” Sunday morning, seven people were killed at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. A 40-year-old Army veteran — one of the seven fatalities — has been identified as the lone gunman …
Monday, September 12, 2011
More than 170 firefighters from around the state participated in a stair climb raising money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
It was an exhausting test of strength, and it took some rests, but the more than 170 firefighters that participated in a stair climb in remembrance of fallen 9/11 firefighters at US Bank Sunday morning were inspired by their patriotism and the courage of those who lost their lives 10 years ago today.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Somber remembrance held at Oak Creek Fire Department.
A monument dedicated to the firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was unveiled during a somber and moving ceremony at the Oak Creek Fire Department headquarters. Sen. Herb Kohl, County Executive Chris Abele, state Rep. Mark Honadel and Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender were among the speakers at the event, which began at 8:45 a.m., the time that the first plane struck the World Trade Center. A bell rung at that time and at several other junctures in recognition of key events - the second plane hitting the World Trade Center, the towers falling, and planes crashing into the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. A moment of silence followed each bell sound. Speakers honed on several consistent themes - of resolve, …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tenth anniversary of 2001 terrorist attacks approaches.
On Sunday, 169 Wisconsin firefighters will climb the steps of the US Bank building to honor the firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11.
One hundred ten stories. It’s the height of the World Trade Center towers, and the distance 169 Wisconsin firefighters will climb Sunday to remember the 343 firefighters who died in the towers ten years ago. “It’s a memorial that costs me something,” Milwaukee Fire Department Lt. Jordan Ponder, who organized the event, said. “I have to be sweaty, get worn out, have some determination out of me. That will ensure that I will never forget.” The 9-11 climb is a nationwide commemorative tradition, but this will be the first year that Wisconsin firefighters participate. One of the first problems Ponder faced in planning the event was where to find 110 stories in Milwaukee. The solution: climb to the 23rd story of the downtown U.S. Bank building …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The day of the terrorist attacks is one many will never forget, and its effects are still being felt locally. Share your story here.
10 years ago, no one knew what was about to happen in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. No one knew what changes were about to come for the United States. Shortly before 8 a.m. central time on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, news went out that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Within 15 minutes, a second plane crashed into the second tower. Many television news programs, already covering the first crash, showed the second crash live. As the morning went on, a third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed in a field about 80 miles away from Pittsburgh. The country's air space was shut down, stranding President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara in the Milwaukee area. …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Department will dedicate monument as part of remembrance.
The Oak Creek Fire Department will dedicate a new monument as part of a 9/11 remembrance memorial. The department is inviting the public to a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 11 outside the fire department headquarters, 7000 S. 6th St. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks.