An emotional 9/11 remembrance ceremony is helping to encourage the Tomahawk community to never forget that fateful day.
Dozens of people lined up at the Veterans Memorial Park for a heartfelt ceremony Tuesday morning.
Onlookers heard powerful speeches from the police chief, a fire lieutenant and EMS workers.
Fire Lt. Kevin Krueger says he personally connects to those who lost their lives eleven years ago, and that some New York firefighters helped his department train just a few days before Sept. 11.
"Two days after the school many of them lost their lives including some of the people from the same engine company as the men that worked with us," Lt. Krueger said.
He says since Sept. 11, people have a better understanding of all that firefighters do.
Richard Turnbull, a Vietnam veteran, says the remembrance is important for all Americans, in particular children who haven't lived through the tragedy.
"It still, it grabs everyone's heart strings when you think about it, it's just a tremendous opportunity for people to show their pride for their country," Turnbull said.
The service also included songs performed by the children at St. Mary's School, the release of white doves, the Tomahawk Veteran Honor Firing Squad and the playing of TAPS.
After services were over, all were invited to Generations Funeral Home at 1400 N. 4th St. in Tomahawk for cake and coffee.