9/11 Remembrance EventSubmitted: 09/11/2019
9/11 Remembrance Event
Story By Zackery White

TOMAHAWK - Emergency response agencies gathered in Tomahawk Wednesday to remember the 18th anniversary of 9/11.

Speakers at the event gave the perspective of the armed forces, police, fire, and EMS after the terrorist attacks.

The Tomahawk VFW Post 26-87 Honor Guard offered a military salute in honor of the fallen soldiers in the combat following 9/11.

One firefighter who is also the owner of the funeral home where the event was held did not let today's bad weather spoil the event.

"You have to be able to change things and make them work, improvise. So we did," said Kevin Kruger First Lt of the Tomahawk Fire Department

"We brought everyone here to Generations funeral home, to hold the event, we will never forget, we will find a way to remember and today proves that," said Kruger.

The goal of the event is to keep the memory of September 11th alive.

"But when we do events like this and we bring it to the forefront again, it's not just once a year, we want them to remember always," said Kruger

This event served as a way for first responders to talk about their experiences.

One VFW member said that it was a miracle that more lives were not lost in the events of 9/11.

"God was pretty busy that day keeping a lot of people back," said Kruger

"Could've been 35,000 people in that building, many more of them could've lost their lives, but many of them were late to work due to taking care of kids and being in traffic jams," said Bill Burcalow, VFW 26-87 Quartermaster.

The VFW plans to keep the remembrance of 9/11 in the minds of the people living in Tomahawk even after the day ends.  

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