Nearly everybody who is old enough to remember September 11th, 2001 can think back to exactly where they were, who they were with, and can recall those scary and uncertain moments on that Tuesday morning.
The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is now just two days away. The event changed the way crews across the country plan for and respond to emergencies, and that includes here in Wisconsin. There’s one system more than 68-percent of fire departments use when disaster hits in Wisconsin, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, or MABAS.
On perhaps the most emotional night in the history of Lambeau Field, two people took center stage, surrounded by fans who shared their same emotions following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country.
Madison Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Rob Verhelst knew he had to go search for victims of the 9/11 attacks as soon as he saw the attack unfold on television. What he saw and experienced while working at Ground Zero changed the trajectory of his life. In an emotional interview, he speaks 1-on-1 with NBC15's John Stofflet.
The collection of some 22,000 personal artifacts — some on display at the 9/11 museum, and others on display at other museums around the country — provide a mosaic of lost lives and stories of survival: wallets, passports, baseball gloves, shoes, clothes and rings.
Lauren Grandcolas was 38 years old and three months pregnant with their first child. She had traveled East to attend her grandmother’s funeral in New Jersey, and then stayed a few extra days to announce the pregnancy.