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Events in Remembrance of September 11th


MADISON (WKOW) – As the anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaches, many events are being held around Madison.  Here is a list of events you can attend to honor and remember those who have lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11th.

  • Stand Tall Remember BBQ -- An annual BBQ hosted at Marine Corps Aero Park in Watertown, WI on Saturday September 10th. Opening ceremonies start at 12:00p.m. with a flag dedication, BBQ at 1:30, and live music until 9:30 p.m.
  • Madison Freedom Walk 2011 -- The walk is open to all interested walkers.  The walk will be held at the State Capital on Sunday September 11th.
    •  Registration and check in starts at 7:00aa.m.
    • Ceremony will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the walk immediately following.
    • Sauk-Prairie 9/11 Parade -- Sauk-Prairie presents a silent parade of emergency vehicles, consisting of police, fire and ambulance. It will begin at 9:59 a.m. at the high school parking lot.
      • The Route will be:
        • West on Grand Ave., North on 13th, East on PF, South on Water St., West on Phillips Blvd., North on Sycamore St., East on Grand Ave., and returning to the high school parking lot.
        • Madison 9/11 Ceremony – On Sunday September 11th at 10:00 a.m., the Madison Police Department will host a special ceremony to remember the events and victims of 9/11 will be held on the rooftop of the Monona Terrace
          • The observance will include a rifle salute by the MPD's Honor Guard, a bell ceremony by the Madison Fire Department's Pipe and Drum Band, a possible F-16 flyover by the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th  Fighter Wing, and addresses from MPD Chief Noble Wray, Wisconsin National Guard Lt. Col. (Ret.) Tim Donovan, and University of Wisconsin Dr. Patrick McBride
          • MATC 9/11 Unity Walk – Madison Area Technical College is holding two special events to honor the nearly 3,000 people who died and raise money for their orphaned children.
            • Reading of Names – Friday, September 9th from 11:a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to join the college in reading the names of those killed in 9/11. Located at Truax campus lower cafeteria
            • Unity Walk – Sunday September 11th from 11a.m. to 1p.m. 5K walk to benefit the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.  Located at Truax campus softball field (corner of Anderson and Hoffman St.)
            • A September 11th Concert Observance – On Sunday, September 11th at 3:00 p.m., the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Overture Center for the Arts will present a free concert in Overture Hall. This concert is free, open to the public and will last about 45 minutes. No tickets or reservations are needed
            • Monroe 9/11 Dedication – On Sunday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m., the City of Monroe Fire Department will host a memorial ceremony and dedicating the World Trade Center Artifact.
            • Beloit College 9/11 Ceremony – Beloit College is hosting two free events open to the public
              • A panel discussion "Reflections on 9/11"—Friday, September 9th at 12:20p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall.
              • "September 11th – Looking Back, Moving Forward" – Sunday, September 11th, a 30- minute event scheduled for 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of Middle College, 700 College St.  If it does happen to rain, the event will be moved to Eaton Chapel.
              • Portage 9/11 Ceremony – On Sunday, September 11th at 7:00p.m., you can join local EMS, firefighters, law enforcement, and military personnel in a candlelight vigil at Pauquette Park. Music will be provided by Portage High School band and choir.  It raining, the ceremony will take place at the Portage High School.
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