The Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade will be honoring the lost lives from 9/11 on Saturday.
The brigade is celebrating Patriot’s Day and inviting community members to participate in their activities to remember the people that were killed on 9/11.
“This is a time for us to reflect on the events that happened on 9/11 and have a peaceful place for people to reflect on many things,” said Robert Kohler, vice president of the brigade.
The pipe brigade is an all-volunteer organization made up of Madison Fire Department employees. Each member is a bagpipe player and the group’s goal is to give back to its community, Kohler said.
At 7 a.m., the brigade will raise the U.S. flag at Station #1 at 26 North Center Street. The brigade will also ring a bell and hold a moment of silence for the lives that were lost, Kohler said.
A Memorial Walk at Porter Park will be available for residents from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a self-guided tour with signs and flags set up through the park to inform residents of 9/11 events and the involvement of people with ties to the area, which the brigade calls “Home Town Heroes.”
At 6 p.m., the Patriot Day Parade will begin around Porter Park. Residents are encouraged to participate in the parade by carrying a flag.
“We hope people can reflect on the wonderful things in our lives given by those who have given so much,” Kohler said.