Cadott in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Citizen Soldier Monument
Sept. 11, 2001 · Cadott, WI
"Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."
George W. Bush
Sept. 20, 2001
Stairway to Heaven
In Memory of the New York Firefighters
They were on their way to Heaven as they hurried up the stairs,
Not only were they heroes, they were angels unaware.
Just going about their duties as they had so many times before,
Little did they realize they were soldiers in a war.
As the victims fled the buildings on that tragic fateful day,
These brave men hurried past them with no thought to harm's way.
We can hear the bagpipes clearly as they play "Amazing Grace",
In salute to fallen comrades who are in a better place.
We can see their fearless faces as up those stairs they trod,
Right into the gates of Heaven and before the throne of God.
Location. 44° 56.21′ N, 91° 8.806′ W. Marker is in Cadott, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 27 and State Highway 29, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 27. Monument is at the Wisconsin Veterans Tribute located at the River Country Plaza Truck Stop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 Highway 27 South, Cadott WI 54727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin Veterans Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gravesite of Lansing A. Wilcox (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Great Northern Pine of Wisconsin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cadott Centennial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Cadotte Fur Traders (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cadotte Trading Post Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Introduction to the Geology of the Cadott Region (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadott.
More about this monument. The black granite monument is over 14 feet long, 10 feet high and weighs 76,000 pounds. Each side of the massive monument is hand-etched with scenes from some of 9/11's most poignant moments. Topping the monument is an eternal flame which burns 365 days a year.
Source: Johnson Monument Company
Also see . . . 9-11 Tribute. Citizen Soldier Monument. (Submitted on June 3, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.