Showcasing the significance of 9/11 through a local lens

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Mourners place flowers and pictures in the name cut-out of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(WFRV) – As the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 gets closer, Local 5 is showcasing the significance of the historic event through a local lens.

Several Local 5 reporters are reaching out to the community and seeing the impact the attacks on 9/11 have left behind. For others, the historic event is just that – something they have read in a history book.

Being able to teach the importance of everything that happened during 9/11 is a high priority for many educators, making sure the future generation understands the significance and sacrifice people gave in 2001.

The following are the 9/11 stories covered by Local 5 reporters:

The Green Bay West High School held a bleacher climb to help students understand the magnitude of commemorating 9/11 and help them connect the dots. Local 5’s Barrett Tryon spoke with the principal and local law enforcement to showcase why this climb is so important.

How are locals showing tribute to those who died during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001? Local 5’s Paul Steeno answers the question and shares events that might be happening near you.

For two decades, this display has been on a property owned by Randy and Linda Schultz. Linda works for the American Red Cross. She sat down with Local 5’s Eric Richards and recalled what it was like when she responded to the call on September 11, 2001, to assist with the efforts in New York.

What if you weren’t alive during the attacks on 9/11? Local 5’s Danielle Zulkosky talks to teachers from Neenah, Little Chute, and Appleton to understand what they are doing to educate students about the heroic services and tragic events in 2001.

A Greenville memorial is serving as a daily reminder of what happened 20 years ago. The village is one of nearly two dozen places across Wisconsin that has artifacts from that day. Local 5’s Barrett Tryon takes a look at what exactly this memorial represents – from one physical feature to the next.

In those first few moments in 2001, nobody knew we’d still be reflecting back on this day two decades later. Local 5’s Erinn Taylor spoke with a fire official and those at the Community Blood Center on how they responded and helped during 9/11.

There are multiple events in Northeast Wisconsin paying tribute to everyone who died during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Local 5 has compiled a list, sorted by location, for the community to view and possibly participate in honoring the fallen heroes on the 20th Anniversary.

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