Join Lombard in Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony and blood drive
The Village of Lombard invites residents and community members to attend its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
It will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Public Safety Plaza, outside of Village Hall on 255 E. Wilson Ave.
The ceremony will honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the terrorist attacks on September 11 in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
"As we come together to remember the events of Sept. 11, we stand united in our promise to never forget the sacrifices made and the lives lost on that day," said Lombard Fire Chief Rick Sander.
Patriot Day, also referred to as September 11th Day, is a National Day of Service and Remembrance in the United States. It is recognized by law and has been observed annually since the tragic events of 2001.
After the ceremony, the village is joining organizations nationwide to encourage blood donations to honor those who lost their lives.
The village will be hosting the "We Remember Blood Drive" on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at two separate locations:
• Yorktown Center with the blood donor bus parked near the lower-level mall entrance outside of VonMaur from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Community Drive at First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., from 1:30 to 7 p.m.
In appreciation, all attempting donors will receive a commemorative 80th Anniversary T-shirt, while supplies last.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.versiti.org/lL or email Carol Bauer at email@example.com.
For questions regarding the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, email firstname.lastname@example.org.