Services to remember Sept. 11
Updated: October 2, 2012 9:33AM
Members of the Tri-State Fire Protection District invite communities to this year’s Remembrance Memorial located at 419 Plainfield Road in Darien. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, they will remember the 11th year anniversary of Sept. 11.
The Remembrance Memorial will consist of an 8 foot I-beam brought back from Ground Zero in New York, an eternal flame that flows through the water of a reflection pool which represents the safety and stability found through community service. Walkways of Honor surround the memorial where visitors may pause to contemplate and reflect on the events of Sept. 11.
Visit tristatefd.com website to view pictures of the memorial.
Eleven years after the terror attacks on America, citizens and first responders of La Grange and surrounding suburbs will come together in a commemoration ceremony to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Robert E. Coulter, Jr., Post 1941 in La Grange.
Light refreshments served immediately after the ceremony. The commemoration ceremony honors the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeovers and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight.
American Legion posts across America are energizing their communities to ensure that the innocent victims will never be forgotten.
“We must not forget all of those who gave their lives for this great country,” said Post Cmdr. Al Krenz.
The ceremony will begin with recognition of emergency-service personnel who have remained strong throughout the entire ordeal on the attack of America and who have upheld the honor of patriotism. There will be a number of different events during the ceremony, including the placement of a ceremonial wreath to commemorate past war fighters who are now deceased.