MADISON (WKOW) — The Madison Police Department and Madison Fire Department Honor Guards led a ceremony Wednesday morning to commemorate the service of responders to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and Madison Fire Chief Steve Davis led the ceremony, followed by a moment of silence.
The honor guards were formed after 9/11 to show honor to the community and to responders in the community, Davis said.
Koval also noted the sacrifice of responders today in his blog.
“Today we remember those who died, those who were injured, those who saved lives, the first responders and the family/friends of those affected on September 11, 2001,” Koval wrote.
“In observance of the federally-recognized September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we should consider the challenge to dedicate time to help others in the spirit of service, unity and peace as an ongoing tribute to the victims of 9/11, first responders and those who have joined our armed forces to defend freedom,” Koval said.
Watch the ceremony above.