GREEN BAY - People around Northeast Wisconsin are also marking the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In downtown Green Bay, people gathered around the flag pole outside city hall instead of at the 9/11 memorial on the shore of the Fox River.
"A fourth plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field killing all passengers and crews as they attempted to wrest control of the hijackers," said Mayor Jim Schmitt as he recounted the events of that tragic day.
"I choked up thinking about that day but I do want to say that there was some good that came out of that. It was a very unified community, and I think people really set some of their small differences aside, and said look we're bigger than all that," Schmitt said after the ceremony.
Those who took part paused for a moment of reflection, in honor of the victims and the heroes.
Across town, at UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Library, step by step, members of the campus community and others marked 9/11 by climbing six flights of stairs.
Banners marked the "Walk the Stairs" course to encourage participants.
"As you go up the levels, the messages get more positive, I guess you could say, with donations that were given that day and then blood donations that came in as the effects of 9/11 that happened," said Christine Olson, UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee chair.
Not only did events honor the 9/11 victims and heroes, so did memorials like a new one in Forest Junction.
"I think that this is an amazing way to have people come and stop and remember and reflect on the innocent individual victims who perished in the attacks," said Frank Beach of Forest Junction.
Beach, 17, said, "It took us about six hours with 10 volunteers," to set up the display of nearly three thousand flags at the corner of Highways 10 and 57.
Each of the flags represents a person who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
"I just feel very accomplished that I was able to jog people's memories, and make them realize that we were hit with an attack and people were killed," Beach said.
Twelve years later, it's clear the events of that day have not been forgotten by Northeast Wisconsin.
"Everything was quite strenuous, but it was worth it," said Beach of his project.
Beach says the display will be lit at night until the memorial is taken down Sunday afternoon.
The teen says he's planning to put up the flag display again next year... and for years to come.
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