The Kewaskum Remembers Memorial Park, a non-profit project dedicated to building a 09/11 memorial in the town of Kewaskum, will host a parade, memorial service and fundraiser on Sunday, September 11 in the Village of Kewaskum.
The 15th anniversary commemoration will begin at 8:46 a.m., the precise time the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. West Bend-area native and Kewaskum High School graduate, Andrea Lyn Haberman was on the 92nd floor of the north World Trade Center and perished that day.
On September 11, the parade will begin at Kewaskum High School and will end at the Kewaskum Fire Department on Highway 45. Community members and parade attendees are welcomed on the short walk and asked to carry a small flag to symbolize each of the souls lost.
Flags will be placed near the World Trade Center Steel at the Fire Station prior to the presenting of the flag ceremony. The fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature live music, food trucks, Kewaskum Fire Department, bounce houses, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.
The Kewaskum American Legion has provided support towards the planning and development of the memorial service and fundraiser.
The memorial project is being built to remember the nearly 3,000 souls lost on 09/11 and to honor emergency first responders, military men and women, and ordinary individuals who do extraordinary acts of kindness to volunteer and serve in their communities.
The memorial will feature a 2,200lb I-beam steel from the north World Trade Center. Construction is expected to begin later in 2016 into 2017.
Property was generously donated for the project by the Village of Kewaskum, and the park will be in front of the Kewaskum Fire Department.
Most school districts including West Bend, Hartford, Kewaskum, and Slinger and the City of West Bend, Villages of Kewaskum and Slinger, and Washington County will fly the Flag of Honor.
The 3×5 flag features the nearly 3,000 names of those who died on 9/11; the flags will fly in tribute the entire month of September.
Businesses, non-profits, and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to fly the Flag of Honor. Please contact the Kewaskum Remembers Memorial project to order a flag.
The steel will also be featured at upcoming Washington County community events:
- September 17 2nd annual Fall Harvest Craft & Vendor Fair at the corner of Highway 167 and Highway 164 from 9am-4pm
The steel will journey to downtown Waukesha to be showcased on Friday, September 9 at Friday Night Live, a 10 stage music festival organized by the Waukesha Downtown Business Association.
On September 10, it will be hosted at the Waukesha Farmer’s Market.
It is through a generous donation by Uptown Chevrolet, 1101 E. Commerce Blvd., Slinger, and West Bend Elevator that the steel is being transported throughout Waukesha and Washington Counties. To learn more about the memorial project or to make a donation, please visit www.kewaskummemorial.com.
The Flag of Honor and the book “Just A Few Sleeps Away” is also available for purchase.
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Kewaskum Remembers Memorial Park is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to build a memorial park in honor of victims and heroes of 09/11. For further information, contact them on the web at www.kewaskummemorial.com. Or you may contact Planning Committee member, Jerry Gosa at 262-339-1683 or at [email protected]