WAUKESHA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Flags flew at half-staff across Wisconsin yesterday to mark the 1-year anniversary of the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack. The city of Waukesha held a remembrance ceremony honoring the six people killed and countless others still recovering.

Last week, Darrell brooks was sentenced to life in prison for the crash. The ceremony began at 4:39 p.m. in Cutler Park, the same time the tragedy happened. It included a moment of silence and prayers for all those affected by the attack. 

“Prayer is an important part of what we’re all about, and I think if there’s anything that gets us through times like this it’s our faith, it’s our prayer, it’s people that talk about courage. We talk about Waukesha Strong. Waukesha has been strong much before this, because if Waukesha wasn’t strong a year ago, they could have never done what they did today.”

The community will show its resilience by keeping its Christmas Parade Tradition going. The 59th annual Waukesha Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 4th on a new route with more security.