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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A ceremonial bell ringing to symbolize a uniform member's return to quarters along with a moment of silence were observed to honor & remember the Civilians & Uniform members lost during the tragedy of September 11, 2001. pic.twitter.com/8BudHRGJEb
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) September 11, 2020
Des Plaines and Elmhurst are hosting virtual ceremonies that can be found on the villages’ websites.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warmer Than Normal Temps This Week
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.
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