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Wisconsin soldiers and family never forget 9/11

MADISON (WXOW) -- It's hard not to forget where you were on September 11, 2001. Wisconsin had many memorial events throughout the state on the 10 year anniversary.  One was at the front steps of the state Capitol in Madison.

Governor Scott Walker spoke in front a crowd filled with armed forces, and loved ones of soldiers who died in war.

"You are in our thoughts and in our prayers today and every day," said Governor Scott Walker, (R) Wisconsin.

The ceremony included a moment of silence for those killed on 9/11 where 7 people died. 152 soldiers with connections to Wisconsin who have been killed in action since that date.

Major General Don Dunbar reflected on how much we should all remember the sacrifices our armed forces make, including their family.

He spoke on one encounter at a funeral with a Wisconsin soldier's mother.

"As I presented the flag the mother took the flag and held it to her breast and she closed her eyes and one single tear rolled down her cheek. That tear etched a path in my soul," said Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin.

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