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Saukville Event Honors Victims, Heroes of September 11

Area law enforcement officials have planned a silent tribute event to remember the victims and heroes of September 11.

Editor's note: The information below is taken from a press release provided by the .

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 firefighters, law enforcement officers, veteran’s groups, scout groups and citizens from throughout the area, will march in silent tribute to the honor and memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11/2001.

The march will step off at 7 p.m., from the Saukville Fire Station on Hwy. 33 and proceed to Grady Park in downtown Saukville, where there will be a candle light memorial service held. The march will be led by a single drummer. Other than the beat of the drum, the march is silent.

Marching units will form at the fire house at 6:30 p.m.; procession will begin at 7 p.m. Individuals, families, scout groups and youth groups are invited to participate in this march and program. A free shuttle bus will be available after the program to return marchers to their vehicles on the west end of town. Groups are urged to car pool as parking will be limited near the fire house.

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Those citizens who do not wish to march can join in the assembly at Grady Park after the march for the memorial service. Bleacher seats and folding chairs will be provided at the park. The ceremony will be signed for the hearing-impaired. Spectators may wish to bring their own candles and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available following program.

This county-wide event is in its 11th year. It is one of the largest ceremonies of this type in the Milwaukee Metro area. The event is jointly sponsored by the Saukville Fire and Police Departments and Landt-Thiel American Legion Post 470.

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