Naperville to host Sept. 11 ceremony
A Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony will be held Friday evening along the Naperville Riverwalk, marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The event, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Naperville, begins at 6 p.m. at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial behind the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. It will feature a tolling of the Millennium Carillon bells, music from the Naperville Municipal Band and ceremonial duties performed by the Naperville Firefighters Highland Guard and a combined Color Guard.
Speakers include Exchange Club President Ron Amato, Exchange Club Americanism Committee member Marty Walker, Mayor Steve Chirico, Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis and Police Chief Robert Marshall. The national anthem and another musical number will be performed by a member of the Young Naperville Singers.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, wear face masks at all times and maintain a distance of at least six feet between groups. The event will be live streamed on NCTV17 and on its website, www.nctv17.com.