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Wisconsin remembers Sept. 11 on its eighth anniversary

Today is the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will lead a ceremony of remembrance at the city's War Memorial Center.

Similar observances are planned throughout Wisconsin and the nation to remember the 3,000 Americans killed in the airplane attacks at New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania of a plane reportedly bound for the U.S. Capitol.

Many veterans say they'll always remember the attacks as if they happened yesterday.

Pete Wallace of Fox Lake, who lost his son Andrew to a roadside bomb in Iraq, said he'll always favor fighting terrorism. And there are still those who want to harm America.

In Appleton, Jonna Rae Brinkman has a studio with abstract paintings of the emotions she felt on Sept. 11, 2001, when she saw the second plane hit the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

Brinkman, a Milwaukee native, was a graduate art student in New York at the time.

And she had numerous flashbacks from her experience, which lessened while getting treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.