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City of Highland Park to Host September 11, 2001 20th Anniversary Observance

9/2/21 – Event will be held at 9 AM on Sat., Sept. 11, at Fire Station #33

The City of Highland Park, in partnership with the City of Highwood, the Highland Park Public Library, North Shore School District 112, the Park District of Highland Park, and Township High School District 113 – Highland Park High School, will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks with a solemn ceremony of remembrance on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The event will begin at 9:00 AM at Fire Station #33, 1130 Central Ave., Highland Park. Following the singing of the National Anthem by Heidi Smith, Executive Director of the Highland Park Public Library and Edgewood Band students and alumni, City of Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering and City of Highwood Mayor Charlie Pecaro will speak to the significance of this anniversary. Deputy Fire Chief Frank Nardomarino will lead the Last Alarm Bell Ceremony in honor of all those whose lives were lost in the attacks. Remarks from Chief of Police Lou Jogmen and Fire Chief Joe Schrage will follow. The event will also include the Police and Fire Honor Guards, and performances by Highland Park High School trumpet players.

Although the event will be held in a well-ventilated indoor/outdoor space, consistent with guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health all attendees are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times. For those who prefer to attend virtually, the event will be live-streamed on the City’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 847.926.1000 or visit cityhpil.com/september11.