By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Friday marks 19 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Chicago and neighboring suburbs are honoring the day with both virtual and in-person ceremonies amid the pandemic.

The Chicago Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony at 7:15 a.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and first responders will gather at Engine 42 to honor those who gave their lives. A moment of silence was held at 7:46 a.m, the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center tower in New York.

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Des Plaines and Elmhurst are hosting virtual ceremonies that can be found on the villages’ websites.

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Glendale Heights will be hosting a silent parade featuring first responder vehicles. The parade will be followed by a candlelight service at 7:15 p.m.

In Lombard, residents are being asked to take a moment of silence from their homes Friday morning at the time the first plane struck New York.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff