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Admiral keeps promise to Shanower family, honors Sept. 11 victims

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  • Naperville was one of the first American cities to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Sept. 11/Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2003, and integrates 100 pounds of rubble from the damaged portion of the Pentagon, a twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center and granite from the Pennsylvania region where Flight 93 crashed.

    Naperville was one of the first American cities to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Sept. 11/Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2003, and integrates 100 pounds of rubble from the damaged portion of the Pentagon, a twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center and granite from the Pennsylvania region where Flight 93 crashed.
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  • Cmdr. Dan Shanower

    Cmdr. Dan Shanower

  • Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Richard Porterfield

    Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Richard Porterfield

 
 

After Sept. 11, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Richard Porterfield pledged to stand with the grieving families of Naperville native Cmdr. Dan Shanower and seven other Naval intelligence personnel under him who were killed in the Pentagon. He will be the keynote speaker in Naperville's Sept. 11 memorial service. "We are coming to Naperville ... to ensure the citizens of Naperville never forget that one of their own sons was such a remarkable young man who died in the line of duty, and died much too young," Porterfield said.

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