Green Bay: Controversial 9/11 monument comes down

  • Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Published: 09/11/2017 09:51 AM

Calling for the community to help come up with a better way of remembering those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mayor Jim Schmitt Monday led a deaccession ceremony for the 9/11 monument at the Neville Public Museum. “We need to properly memorialize that event,” Schmitt told a crowd of about 100 gathered at the monument. “Collectively, we can do better than the monument before us.” The city’s monument, donated to the city in 2005 by a group of private citizens from Calumet County, included a piece of I-beam recovered from one of the Twin Towers that came down in Manhattan when terrorists hijacked airliners and crashed them into those buildings and the Pentagon.


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