U.S. Flags flying at half-staff today in remembrance of 9/11

September 11, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – American flags will be flying at half-staff across Washington County today as a reminder of the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the September 11 attacks in 2001.

U.S. flag flying at half-staff

Neighbors across Washington County have been remembering where they were that day when they first heard the news.

– At work, radio stations that we were listening to paused and went to a news bulletin about the first plane, then when the second plane hit, everyone knew it was an organized attack. – Dave Jungmann

– I was home sick from work. Was worse after seeing what was happening in our country. So very sad.😥 – Susie Graff


– Just got to work, watched the 2nd plane hit on t.v…spent the rest of the day waiting to hear about family at the Pentagon. – Kriss McPhail

– Working in Home Health Care in Libertyville, Illinois. We had computer training that day. Amazing what we didn’t learn that day. Riveted to the radio. I even remember what I was wearing that day. – Linda Watry Cisek

– At work, at my desk. A co-worker walked in said what was happening. I didn’t understand, turned on the radio, watched on the conference room TV. I didn’t know what it meant but I knew I was truly scared. – Christi Spurgin Otterstein

– Heard about the first plane on the radio at work, while they were talking about it the second one hit…we all went to our breakroom, watched it on t.v.. – Chris Festge

-Biology class In Park Falls. I remember my dad saying the world will never be the same when he picked me up. – Rachel Daubner

– I was a second grade teacher at Holy Angels School working with a small group of students at our reading table when Mr. Staring came over the loud speaker with the news. I’ll never forget! – Linda Bishop

– I was at home. My husband called me from his truck telling me a plane hit a building somewhere. I turned on the Fox News Channel and watched the rest live…for days and days. An experience I can’t accurately describe for my kids. It is rarely far from my mind. If only we could get back to the unity and kindness we all had on 9/12/01, without another devastating tragedy forcing us to that place. 💛 – Sandi Goodman


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