Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
What will be left for our children, our grandchildren?
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.
NSFD fire fighters pay homage to the survivors and victims of the terrorist attacks 10 years ago.
Although the sun was shining, the mood was somber and respectful as members of the North Shore Fire Department remembered the 9/11 terrorist tragedies of 2001. Station no. 5 Lt. Steve Tucker, remembers being home with his wife when he first heard about the planes striking the Twin Towers. "I knew the New York fire department would suffer a lot of casualties that day," he said. With 22 years job experience, Tucker said the attacks remind him to never take the easy calls for granted, because it could very easily turn ugly. Steve Tippel, a heavy equipment operator, has been Lt. Tucker's friend and co-worker for 18 years. He was in northern Wisconsin with a group of friends from the station when he heard about the attacks. When reflecting on…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
People in Fox Point-Bayside and around the Milwaukee area share with Patch how they've been impacted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Editor's note: Fox Point-Bayside Patch is looking for stories of local people whose lives changed—or others who changed their lives—as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. If you or someone you know of were affected by this event, please email email@example.com. On Friday, Fox Point-Bayside Patch brought you the 9/11 story of David Cohen, rabbi at Congregation Sinai. Ten years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, he was desperately trying to remember which of the World Trade Center towers his brother-in-law worked in. While watching the news coverage with others who would have been in a staff meeting that day, Rabbi David considered what these attacks would mean for our country. "Then it sort of hit me like a bolt out of the …
Friday, September 9, 2011
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 …
Surviving family will have a special swim in their home town to remember Andy.
With a small, sad smile, Rabbi David Cohen of Congregation Sinai holds up a picture of his brother-in-law, Andrew Alameno, 10 years after the 9/11 tragedy. As he describes the moment he realized Andy was in the World Trade Center towers, his sentences are scattered with emotional pauses. "I was just like everyone, agape at what was happening and just watching it and wondering what this was going to mean for the country. Then it sort of hit me like a bolt out of the blue, like, 'Oh my gosh, wait a second, that’s where Andy works,'” Cohen said. While they had lived on separate coasts, Cohen on the west and Andy on the east, these men were just beginning to build a strong familial bond. Only one month before 9/11, Cohen and his family had …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
BBB says not all charities are legitimate, so be careful as 9/11 anniversary approaches.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The anniversary of the terroroist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is quickly approaching, envoking painful memories and for some, the urge to give back. But the Better Business Bureau wants to remind donors to keep a watchful eye out as scammers may try to take advantage of those willing to help out. In a press release issued Thursday, the BBB took a look at a recent Associated Press investigation which found that many 9/11 charities “failed miserably” in serving victims, their families and their memories, while continuing to collect donations. This past week, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs warned that a scammer was calling residents in Northeast Wisconsin fraudulently soliciting donations for a veterans’ clinic in Green Bay. More…