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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies on the North Shore

This Sunday marks the ten year anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. I’ll never forget where I was when I heard the news and I doubt anyone else will either. Most of us know someone who was directly affected by the tragedy, and the wounds still feel fresh, even after ten years. You can take time out to remember those who lost their lives at one of the ceremonies taking place on the North Shore this weekend:

sept 11Evanston

The community is invited to join local public safety members of Fire and Law Enforcement, elected officials and community partners to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Attacks of September 11, 2001.  Participants and guests are asked to gather for this event at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 11. Members of Fire and Police Clergy, along with public safety officials and the mayor, will give speeches and music will be provided. A special dedication will also take place for the actual artifact from the World Trade Center.

8:45 a.m. Gathering
9:00 a.m. Welcome – Video Presentation
9:11 a.m. Moment of Silence
9:15 a.m. Comments from Mayors, Fire Chief, Fire Clergy, Police Chief, Police Clergy, Police/Fire Honor Guard Presentation, Ringing of the Bell 3-4-3 to Honor the 343 Fallen Firefighters; National Anthem; Dedication of 9/11 Artifact – Fire Chief; and Closing Comments

Winnetka

The Winnetka Village Council and the Winnetka Park Board cordially invite all Winnetkans, friends, and neighbors to attend a Ten Year Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. on the Village Green.  Scout troops from the Village, students from NTHS, our public safety chiefs, and representatives from local religious congregations will participate in a brief ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. In the event of rain, participants will gather in the Winnetka Club.

All are also invited to participate in the planting of the memorial flags on the Village Green, beginning at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 10th.

Glenview

You are cordially invited to join the Glenview community at an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of that fateful day as we gather in gratitude to and recognition of all first responders who every day put their lives on the line for citizens. 7:00-8:00 pm in Gallery Park (Patriot and Chestnut).

The evening’s tribute will include:

Deerfield

The village is holding a civic ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on the front lawn of village hall, 850 Waukegan Road.  The Deerfield High School Warriors marching band will play.  At 1:45 p.m., the Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and the Deerfield Police Department will be performing an honor guard ceremony.

Lake Forest

Since Sept. 11, 2011, the city has marked the occasion with a solemn ceremony in Market Square, said Deputy Fire Chief Chris Garrison. Because it’s the 10 year anniversary, the city will take a more formal approach with firefighters and police in full regalia, and it will be about 15 minutes longer, he said. The ceremony will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Market Square. For more information, call for more information call Garrison at 847-810-3866.

Northbrook

The Northbrook Fire Department remembrance will be held Sun., Sept. 11, 7:45am, at 740 Dundee Rd. The Fire Department will provide a Color Guard for the National Anthem at a very special concert by the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and the New Tradition Chorus at 4pm, at GBN. Click on title above for details.

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