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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Palatine FD to host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Palatine FD hosts 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Sept 11th Memorial Press Release.doc

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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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