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Eau Claire first responders and hospital employees remember 9/11

Eau Claire (WQOW) – First responders and staff from HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital gathered Wednesday morning in the hospital lobby, to take a moment to pause and remember the tragic events of 9/11.

A prayer for the victims was followed by a light reception to thank the first responders in Eau Claire.

“I was quite young when 9/11 happened, but that event actually gave me some motivation to become a first responder and make a difference in people’s lives,” said Shawn Willi, a firefighter and paramedic for the Eau Claire Fire Department.

The hospital’s emergency services director said it’s important to take a few minutes out of the day each anniversary in order to remember the ones that lost their lives, doing the same profession as those at HSHS.

McKenna Alexander

McKenna Alexander is the weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist for News 18. She started in June 2019. She was born in San Francisco, but spent the majority of her life growing up in Dallas.

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