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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Palatine FD 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Sept 11th Memorial Press Release.doc

silhouette of firemen with American flag

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firefighters marching at memorial service

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Palatine fire department and police department honor guard

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Palatine fire department honor guard

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9/11 Memorial in Algonquin

Tyler Tobolt submitted several images of the new firefighter memorial in Algonquin. which previously was mentioned HERE and HERE.

Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact
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9/11 Memorial in Algonquin Features Trade Center Steel

The Daily Herald has an article describing a firefighter memorial being built by the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Association:

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Association is building the memorial on the north end of Riverfront Park. The location is particularly significant because the old firehouse used to be across the street until about eight years ago, firefighter/paramedic Dan Teson said.

Construction started last week, right after agreements were approved by the village of Algonquin and the fire protection district, and is on track to be finished in time for a Sept. 11 dedication, Teson said.

The memorial will consist of a brick paver circle 40 feet in diameter with the World Trade Center steel beam in the middle, and landscaping all around it, Teson said.

The firefighters association got the beam, which weighs more than 5,000 pounds, as a donation from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Teson said. He and two other firefighters flew to New York City in November to accept the donation, and were met there by one of the firefighters’ father, who drove his truck, Teson said. The foursome picked up the beam at a hangar outside LaGuardia Airport, and father and son drove it back to Illinois.

“It absolutely does have an effect on you, when you sit there and physically touch a piece of something that was a major part of our history, probably one of the worst days that we’ve ever had in the U.S. To be able to be part of something like that in a positive manner, and pay tribute to all the people who died that day, it’s very meaningful,” he said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

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9/11 remembrance ceremony – North Maine FPD

The North Maine Fire Protection District received a section of steel from the World Trade Center wreckage and unveiled it on Sunday at a memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks to date on US soil. The artifact was incorporated into an existing 9/11 memorial in the Ridgewood Cemetery on Milwaukee Avenue.

Tim  Olk attended the event and submitted these images.

North Maine Fire Protection District 9/11 memorial ceremony world trade center steel

Members of the North maine FPD honor guard stand by the department's 9/11 memorial which was unveiled at a ceremony on Sunday. Tim Olk photo

North Maine Fire Protection District 9/11 memorial ceremony world trade center steel

The 9/11 memorial which features a section of steel from the World Trade Center collapse was incorporated into an existing 9/11 memorial that features granite benches along a lake providing an area for quiet reflection. Tim Olk photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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9/11 remembrance ceremony – Lake Forest Fire Department

The Lake Forest Fire Department and the Lake Forest Police Department held a special remembrance ceremony on Sunday to remember the deaths of 2977 people including the 343 uniformed members of the FDNY, 23 members of the NYPD, and the 37 members of the Port Authority Police Department.

The event was held at the Market Square in downtown Lake Forest. Aerials from Lake Forest and Knollwood were crossed over the square and supported an American flag. The ceremony featured several speakers and a bell ringing ceremony.

Tim Olk was at the ceremony and submitted several images.

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

Knollwood and Lake Forest aerials were extended and crossed over the Market Square in Lake Forest where a ceremony took place to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

An honor guard made up of Lake Forest police officers and firefighters march the colors into the ceremony. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

The honor guard prepares to post the colors as uniformed members of the police and fire departments stand on either side of the fountain. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

Uniformed members from Lake Forest and Knollwood stand in formation during the ceremony. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk was at the ceremony and submitted several images.

Lake Forest Fire Chief Jeffrey Howell addressed the assembled firefighters and guests. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk was at the ceremony and submitted several images.

Local residents attended the ceremony and this young man took the opportunity to show his patriotism. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

The ceremony was attended by several retired Lake Forest firefighters. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

A traditional bell ringing ceremony was part of the program. Tim Olk photo

Lake Forest 9/11 remembrance ceremony 10th anniversary

The Lake Forest mayor is the owner of this refurbished 1977 Seagrave P-series engine that formerly saw service in McCook. The engine was on display at the 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Tim Olk photo

McCook Fire Department 1979 Seagrave engine

The engine owned by the Lake Forest mayor used to be painted yellow as seen here when it belonged to McCook. Bill Friedrich photo

A gallery with many images can be viewed HERE.

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9/11 remembrance ceremony – Park Ridge Fire Department

The Park Ridge Fire and Police Departments had a memorial ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The event took place at Maine West High School on the corner of Dempster and Potter. There were several speakers on the agenda as well as the arrival of an artifact from the World Trade Center that was given to the city. The Chicago Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band along with the police and fire department honor guard escorted the steel beam into the ceremony. The artifact was in the bed of Park Ridge Engine 35 covered with an American flag and was treated in a manner to honor those who were killed that day. The honor guard carried the flag draped beam to the stage and kept a constant watch throughout the day to allow visitors to view the artifact.

Larry Shapiro attended the ceremony and submitted several images.

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

Members of the fire and police honor guard drape the steel beam with an American flag as they make final preparations before the 9/11 anniversary ceremony begins. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

The Chicago Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band leads a somber processional down Potter Road as they escort the World Trade Center steel to the ceremony. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

Following the pipe and drum band is the combined police/fire honor guard, a squad car, and an engine serving as a caisson with the steel beam. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

Members of the honor guard walk on each side of the engine as it approaches the assembled visitors and dignitaries. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

The engine carrying the steel with members of the honor guard. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

The flag draped steel is carried to the front steps of the high school where it will rest during the ceremony. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

The ceremony included a 21-gun salute from the Park Ridge VFW color guard. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

A bell ringing ceremony recognized the first responders that were killed. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

A local resident performed taps to complete the bell ringing ceremony. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

The honor guard stands watch over the beam during ceremony. Larry Shapiro photo

Park Ridge 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony and ground zero artifact

As the ceremony concluded, the honor guard folded the flag which was used to cover the 9/11 artifact. Larry Shapiro photo

 

More images can be viewed HERE.

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