The City of Elmhurst will hold a special 15th Anniversary 9-11 Ceremony to commemorate those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
The ceremony will be held at the “Elmhurst Remembers 9-11” memorial located at Spring Road and the Illinois Prairie Path, from 8-9:30 am. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by the Elmhurst Honor Guard, opening remarks by the mayor followed by representatives from the military, Elmhurst Fire Department and Elmhurst Police Department. A moment of silent reflection will be held at 8:46 and 9:02 a.m. proceeded by a reading of names of public safety officers who lost their lives trying to save others.
The ceremony will also include the unveiling of an artifact from the World Trade Center that was given to the Elmhurst Fire Department by the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. The artifact, a piece of the tracks from the subway that was located on the underground level of the Twin Towers, will be on display at the ceremony. The City of Elmhurst will announce where the permanent memorial site of the artifact will remain in the near future.
Distinguished guests, musicians and local veterans will also be in attendance. All are welcome to attend.