9/11 memorial rededication remembers
By Heather McDonald
It might not have been a milestone date, but for those attending the rededication of Plover’s 9/11 Memorial Monday, Sept. 11, the anniversary solidified – once again – the area’s commitment to veterans and America.
“I now know that 9/11 was much more than just a history lesson or a recent memory,” said Matthew Barton, a ninth-grader at Ben Franklin Junior High School. “It’s part of every American. Whether we were born before the events or not, it’s in our blood.”
Barton was among about a dozen students attending the village of Plover’s rededication of its 9/11 Memorial, 2400 Post Road. It marked the 16th anniversary of the day terrorists attacked the World Trade Centers and Pentagon, killing more than 3,000 people including more than 400 police officers and firefighters Sept. 11, 2001 – before any of the students in the group were born.
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