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Des Plaines ceremony honors Sept. 11 victims

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  • Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner, left, Police and Fire Commissioner Deb Lester, and Mayor Matt Bogusz stand at attention during the playing of taps during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Des Plaines at city hall.

      Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner, left, Police and Fire Commissioner Deb Lester, and Mayor Matt Bogusz stand at attention during the playing of taps during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Des Plaines at city hall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Des Plaines Fire Capt. Scott Peirson rings the ceremonial bell during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at Des Plaines City Hall.

      Des Plaines Fire Capt. Scott Peirson rings the ceremonial bell during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at Des Plaines City Hall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Des Plaines first responders stand at attention during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Des Plaines at city hall.

      Des Plaines first responders stand at attention during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Des Plaines at city hall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Des Plaines firefighters, police officers and residents honored the memory of those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the attacks in which terrorist-piloted planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed.

The city's Sept. 11 memorial, which includes wreckage from the World Trade Center site, served as a backdrop to the morning ceremony outside city hall.

Speakers included chaplain David Haley, Mayor Matt Bogusz, Police Chief Bill Kushner and Fire Chief Alan Wax. Police and Fire Commissioner Deb Lester sang the national anthem and "Amazing Grace."

Other remembrance ceremonies were held throughout the suburbs, including in Elgin, Waukegan, Naperville and Wheaton.

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