Bell rings at 9/11 tribute

During a 9/11 memorial at the Cadott Veterans Tribute Sept. 11, the bell was rung, followed by a moment of silence, at each time the planes hit the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, the Shanksville plane crashed and when the towers collapsed in 2001. The Cadott High School band performed the National Anthem, America and God Bless America during the ceremony, along with speeches and audience members telling what they were doing when the fateful news hit about the terrorist attacks. (Photo by Heather Dekan)

It was the day that changed America forever – Sept. 11, 2001, the day terrorists attacked the United States. This year marks 16 years since that fateful day, and to honor those who lost their lives, a Sept. 11 memorial was held at the Veterans Tribute at River Country Plaza in Cadott.

Larry Buttke said last year, he and about three others gathered on that day, but decided more needed to be done, so they began work on making it bigger. This year, along with Buttke, about three dozen people gath-ered in honor of 9/11, and he says they plan to hold another tribute next year.

Along with the Cadott High School Band, who performed the National Anthem to begin the service, veterans, police officers and firefighters gathered to give remembrance to all who lost their lives that day.

See Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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