By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 11, 2021 at 8:01 AM

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The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were 20 years ago this year and a number of events marking that tragic day have been organized. Here are some of them.  

Milwaukee County Remembers 9/11, Never Forget 9/11 exhibit opening & Medal of Honor Commemorative Ride Honoring 9/11
War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.

The War Memorial Center is remembering the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack with a memorial ride to the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial. The ride will leave from the War Memorial Center. Program at 8:30 a.m. followed by ride registration at 9. 10 a.m. ceremony to open new 9/11 exhibit in the Freedom Gallery of the War Memorial. Ride to the 9/11 Memorial in Kewaskum begins at 11 a.m. All proceeds support programs and services at the War Memorial Center.

Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial & Education Center commemoration
1308 Fond du Lac Ave., Kewaskum
Saturday, Sept. 11, 10-11 a.m.

Join the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial & Education Center as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and honor fire, police, and first responders. Special guest speakers include County Executive Josh Schoemann, Kewaskum Police Chief Thomas Bishop, and Greenfield Fire Chief Jon Cohn. The event will also feature the Kewaskum High School band. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the memorial every day between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Milwaukee Remembers the Heroes of 9/11 Blood Drive
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave,
Palm Garden & 102 Ballroom
Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Remember the heroes of 9/11 and donate blood on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Save lives through blood donation in honor of those lives lost.

9/11 Memorial Tribute
W234N8676 Woodside Rd., Sussex
Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.

Town of Lisbon will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack at its 9/11 Memorial.

Summerfest Military Appreciation Day & Ceremony
Generac Stage, Summerfest

Saturday, Sept. 11
Free admission to Summerfest with valid military or veteran ID, beginning at noon. At 3 p.m. a ceremony, in partnership with Generac, War Memorial Center and Summerfest, will be held at the Generac Power Stage.

20th Anniversary of 9/11: Memorial Tribute
Deer District
Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-8:08 p.m.

Please join Milwaukee Fire Department in remembrance of the fallen members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. An opening ceremony at noon will be following by a formal ceremony at 1, live music at 4, sunset at 7:08 and a closing ceremony at 8:08. Rain or shine.

Wisconsin State Firefighers Memorial
en Hanson Park, 2031 2nd Ave. S, Wisconsin Rapids, (262) 716-7292
Saturday, Sept. 11, noon

Wisconsin firefighters have been collecting 351 pairs shoes in honor of emergency personnel. The shoes will be on display at the memorial on Sept. 11 this year. Service held at noon.

Sept. 11, 20 Years Later
Story Hill FireHouse, 407 N. Hawley Rd.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 6-8:30 p.m.

Art gallery fundraising experience to honor all first responders. Two area photographers, Scott Carnahan & JJ Johnson, will be showcasing some of their amazing images of local firefighters. Several large prints will be available for bid, between 6 and 8 p.m. Enjoy some cocktails at our full cash/credit bar and donated appetizers, while you enjoy the photos and have great conversation! Proceeds will be donated to Ignite The Spirit Milwaukee and Milwaukee Fire Honor Guard, Inc.

9/11 20th Anniversary–Never Forget 9.11-Mile Race from Home
Virtual race, through Thursday, Sept. 30

Join a 9/11 20th anniversary 9.11-mile race and promise to never forget what happened that day. 20 percent of each registration will be donated to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001. Races can be completed anytime in September 2021, even better if it’s on Sept. 11. You can run and/or walk, and split up the distance if you need to. All ages. Registration Fee: $25, includes a stained glass medal, bib and shipping.