State Legislators Introduce Bill to Create Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway

Photo by Joe Koshollek, Wisconsin State Legislature Photographer

State legislators introduced
a bill Wednesday that would create the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway in
Washington County. Senator Duey Stroebel and Representative Timothy Ramthun
were joined at the Capitol Wednesday by family and friends of Andrea Lyn
Haberman of Kewaskum, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York. Haberman
was in the north tower of the World Trade Center when it collapsed 18 years ago.

The bill would designate a stretch
of Highway 28 between Interstate 41 and Highway 144 as the state’s 9/11
Memorial Highway. In addition, signs would be placed directing visitors to the Wisconsin
9/11 Memorial in Kewaskum, and the memorial would be placed on all official
Wisconsin maps. The memorial will include a two-thousand-pound steel beam
salvaged from the north tower of the World Trade Center. Stroebel and
Ramthun expect bipartisan support and are pushing for passage by this fall.