September 11 is a day we will never forget.
Most of us remember where we were and how life changed that day, on September 11, 2001 when the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history occurred.
Scott Henke was the mayor of Hartford at the time.
"The federal government was adamant...we have our airport closed and they needed to hear that from the highest elected official. It was one of those things that, as I walked down Main Street in downtown Hartford to go to City Hall...people were different that day and were changed. I had some citizens stop me and ask if we were going to be okay. You know, just the reassurance factor that we are going to be okay and we need to unite and stand behind our country."
The September 11 attacks were a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 terrorists. Nearly 3,000 people were killed. The attacks involved the hijacking of four planes, three of which were used to strike significant U.S. sites.
A ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on September 11, 2023 at Bernd Park, near the Hartford Fire and Rescue Department in the city of Hartford.
Flags are on display at the West Bend fire station in honor of the firefighters who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks.