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Remembering 9/11 victims at UWSP


STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- While the country remains on alert, people at UW-Stevens Point remember fallen heroes from their community who died in the attack on September 11th.

Those who gathered on the lawn of the Old Main building honored Lt. Col. Dennis Johnson, Patricia Statz and their families. Johnson graduated from UWSP as an army officer through the campus ROTC. Statz was a 1983 graduate with a major in theater. Both were working in the Pentagon when a plane hijacked by the terrorist slammed into the building.

"I think it touched the folks who attended and that was the goal: to remember 9/11 and more importantly to look on to the future," said UWSP Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Al Thompson.

Family members received a medallion and plaque in memory of their loved ones.

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