Kane County, IL – As the nation prepares to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Kane County is gearing up for a series of solemn and meaningful ceremonies. These events, scattered throughout the county, will honor the heroes and victims of that fateful day, ensuring that their memory lives on.
City of Elgin: Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony
In Elgin, the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony will take center stage at the Hemmens Cultural Center on 45 Symphony Way. This heartfelt tribute, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on September 11, promises an emotional program. Highlights include the Elgin Fire Department and Elgin Police Department Honor Guards posting flags, the resonating voices of Larkin High School students singing the National Anthem, and a soul-stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace” played on the bagpipes.
City of Aurora: Honoring with Dignity
Aurora will pay its respects with a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at 7:30 a.m. at the Aurora Central Fire Station, 75 N. Broadway Ave. This event will feature a Presentation of Colors, heartfelt Remarks of Remembrance and Reflection, and a poignant Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Aurora Fire and Police Honor Guards. At 7:46 a.m. CST, a special Bell Tolling and Moment of Silence will mark the exact moment when the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center.
Northern Illinois Food Bank: Serving in Remembrance
The Northern Illinois Food Bank joins in with a National Day of Service on September 11, coinciding with Hunger Action Month. Volunteers will participate in packing shifts across various centers, including the Geneva location, reaffirming the community’s commitment to service and unity.
St. Charles Fire Department: A Solemn Tradition
St. Charles Fire Department invites residents to gather at 2 E. Main Street for the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The event will take place beside the Fire Department Memorial Monument, where the Fire Department Memorial Flag will be raised, and a wreath laid in memory of those who perished. A moment of silence will solemnize the morning.
Village of Elburn: Remembering and Reflecting
The Town and Country Public Library District in the Village of Elburn will host a 9/11 Memorial and Museum Anniversary Presentation at The Mary Lynn Alms Educational Center’s meeting room. Scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the program will offer poignant stories from individuals personally affected by the events of September 11, 2001. This event will be available both virtually and in-person, but registration is essential and will close on September 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Kane County stands united in its commitment to never forget the heroes and victims of 9/11.