Images: 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 memorials

 
Updated 9/11/2021 3:45 PM

People from across the Chicago suburbs gathered on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks at memorials honoring the fallen.

Naperville native the late Cmdr. Dan Shanower's nieces, Rachel Rowe, left, of Downers Grove, and Stephanie Shanower, of Chicago, present a wreath during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Naperville native the late Cmdr. Dan Shanower's nieces, Rachel Rowe, left, of Downers Grove, and Stephanie Shanower, of Chicago, present a wreath during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The 2/24 Marines Color Guard presents the colors during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
The 2/24 Marines Color Guard presents the colors during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Left to right, members of the Stack family of Arlington Heights, including Katie, wife of Lance Corporal James Stack, daughters Mikayla, 11, Hallie Ulrich, 7, and James' parents, Bob and Linda Stack, receive yellow roses during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Left to right, members of the Stack family of Arlington Heights, including Katie, wife of Lance Corporal James Stack, daughters Mikayla, 11, Hallie Ulrich, 7, and James' parents, Bob and Linda Stack, receive yellow roses during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Gold Star family members Paul and Joy Syverson of Lake Zurich, parents of Army Major Paul R. Syverson, are presented with a yellow rose by Kiana Jeremiah during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.
Gold Star family members Paul and Joy Syverson of Lake Zurich, parents of Army Major Paul R. Syverson, are presented with a yellow rose by Kiana Jeremiah during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Sue Wieczorek of Fox Lake, with her husband, Roy, is presented with a yellow rose by Arlington Heights police officer Alexandra Ovington during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Her son, Army Sgt. Robert Weinger of Round Lake Beach, was killed in action on March 15, 2009.
Sue Wieczorek of Fox Lake, with her husband, Roy, is presented with a yellow rose by Arlington Heights police officer Alexandra Ovington during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Her son, Army Sgt. Robert Weinger of Round Lake Beach, was killed in action on March 15, 2009.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Linda Kozma holds one of the yellow roses that were being presented to Gold Star family members during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.
Linda Kozma holds one of the yellow roses that were being presented to Gold Star family members during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Arlington Heights Village President Tom Hayes speaks during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Arlington Heights Village President Tom Hayes speaks during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Greg Padovani speaks during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Greg Padovani speaks during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Andrew Ossler, music director at Marian Central High School, plays "Taps" from the balcony Saturday during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 anniversary remembrance at First Presbyterian Church.
Andrew Ossler, music director at Marian Central High School, plays "Taps" from the balcony Saturday during Arlington Heights' Sept. 11 anniversary remembrance at First Presbyterian Church.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A crowd gathered at the Elgin Civic Center Plaza Saturday morning for a ceremony honoring the memories of those lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
A crowd gathered at the Elgin Civic Center Plaza Saturday morning for a ceremony honoring the memories of those lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Doug T. Graham | Staff Photographer
Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico pauses as he speaks during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico pauses as he speaks during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A large group of people filled the riverwalk for the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
A large group of people filled the riverwalk for the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Flags were everywhere Saturday for the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Flags were everywhere Saturday for the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Hillary Mucha of Naperville salutes Saturday as the colors are posted during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Hillary Mucha of Naperville salutes Saturday as the colors are posted during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The colors are presented Saturday during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
The colors are presented Saturday during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A large group gathered Saturday for a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
A large group gathered Saturday for a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Randall Swain of Villa Park pauses for a moment during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center. Swain, who is in his 70s, has worked for United Airlines since he was 19.
Randall Swain of Villa Park pauses for a moment during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center. Swain, who is in his 70s, has worked for United Airlines since he was 19.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A firefighter silences a ringing bell during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center. The bell ringing represents the end of the emergency and return to quarters, and is usually three rings done three times.
A firefighter silences a ringing bell during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center. The bell ringing represents the end of the emergency and return to quarters, and is usually three rings done three times.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The reflection of the flag being lowered to half staff is seen in the sunglasses of Cheryl Puknaitis of Naperville during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in front of the Naperville Municipal Center.
The reflection of the flag being lowered to half staff is seen in the sunglasses of Cheryl Puknaitis of Naperville during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in front of the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Mel Finzer of Naperville salutes as the flag is lowered to half staff during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center. Finzer flew for United Airlines for 38 years.
Mel Finzer of Naperville salutes as the flag is lowered to half staff during a Sept. 11 remembrance Saturday at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center. Finzer flew for United Airlines for 38 years.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis speaks during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis speaks during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A large group of people stand and salute as the colors are posted during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
A large group of people stand and salute as the colors are posted during the Exchange Club of Naperville's Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A large group of people stand and salute as the colors are posted during a Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
A large group of people stand and salute as the colors are posted during a Sept. 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial outside the Naperville Municipal Center.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Mike O'Donnell plays bagpipes at the city of Wheaton remembrance ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Mike O'Donnell plays bagpipes at the city of Wheaton remembrance ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Community members marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Community members marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Community members marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Community members marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Wheaton officials salute those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks during a ceremony Saturday at Memorial Park.
Wheaton officials salute those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks during a ceremony Saturday at Memorial Park.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
The Rev. Daniel Hoehn, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, gives the opening prayer during a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11.
The Rev. Daniel Hoehn, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, gives the opening prayer during a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Wheaton Fire Chief William Schultz addresses a crowd gathered Saturday at Memorial Park to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Wheaton Fire Chief William Schultz addresses a crowd gathered Saturday at Memorial Park to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
A Wheaton firefighter pays tribute to the victims of Sept. 11 during a ceremony Saturday in Memorial Park.
A Wheaton firefighter pays tribute to the victims of Sept. 11 during a ceremony Saturday in Memorial Park.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Wheaton Police Chief William Murphy offers a police officer's prayer during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday in Memorial Park.
Wheaton Police Chief William Murphy offers a police officer's prayer during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday in Memorial Park.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Wheaton College President Philip Ryken remembers three alumni who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 -- Todd Beamer, Jeffrey Mladenik and Jason Oswald.
Wheaton College President Philip Ryken remembers three alumni who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 -- Todd Beamer, Jeffrey Mladenik and Jason Oswald.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
City officials and community members marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
City officials and community members marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
David Iglesias, director of the Wheaton College Center for Faith, Politics and Economics and a retired U.S. Navy captain, gives the closing player at a ceremony Saturday for the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11.
David Iglesias, director of the Wheaton College Center for Faith, Politics and Economics and a retired U.S. Navy captain, gives the closing player at a ceremony Saturday for the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Dylan Meyer of the Wheaton Municipal Band performs "Taps" during a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Dylan Meyer of the Wheaton Municipal Band performs "Taps" during a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
A ceremony for the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 drew a large crowd Saturday to Memorial Park in Wheaton.
A ceremony for the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 drew a large crowd Saturday to Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
A crowd marks the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 during a remembrance ceremony Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
A crowd marks the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 during a remembrance ceremony Saturday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess remembers those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 20 years later.
Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess remembers those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 20 years later.
Photo courtesy of the City of Wheaton
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