Numerous events are being held around the nation to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In the Chicago community, several events are planned. The following is partial list of these ceremonies. For more information on any of these events click on the links below.
A Chicago Community Service of Commemoration Event is scheduled 9/11 at 7:00 pm
Hosted by Chicago Sinai Congregation, the Downtown Islamic Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and Holy Name Cathedral, this free event offers prayer with inspirational music.
This event includes reflections by leaders from each of the faith communities along with instrumental music by Lamajamal. The service will feature the world premiere of “Voices of Peace,” specially commissioned for this service and sung by a 95-member choir made up of members of Chicago Sinai, Fourth Church, and Holy Name. Composed by Aaron David Miller, the piece weaves together texts from children’s poetry on the theme of peace.
Event will take place at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611
Buffalo Grove High School will host 9/11 Commemorative Event Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 pm
This event includes music by the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band. Representations from Buffalo Grove’s Police and Fire Departments along with other speakers from the military and local clergy are expected.
The event is free. Open to the public. Will be held at Buffalo Grove High School 1100 W Dundee Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL
“Remembering 9/11: A West Chicago Observance”
West Chicago Park District will honor a special Hometown Hero and all the victims the Sept 11 tragedy. The community of West Chicago will remember those who lost their lives, loved ones, and the heroes who risked their lives to help save another during this special commemoration ceremony.
Following the ringing of West Chicago church bells at 6:00 p.m., Mayor Mike Kwasman will lead a formal program of tribute to the heroes of 9/11; first responders, many of who lost their lives while trying to save others, our esteemed veterans who have given service to our country and continue to safeguard the freedom we hold so dear, and to citizens who lost their lives in the melee. The tribute will include Color Guards, bagpipers, community musical and choir groups and shared experience, plus a dedication of a new monument.
The event is free.To be held at Reed Keppler Park 250 National St. in West Chicago Sunday, Sep 11, 2011 from 6-8pm
Willow Creek Community Church honors 9/11 with “We Remember”
“As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we want to remember this solemn event as a church. At weekend services on September 10 and 11, we will honor those who died and those who served; remember the tragedy we experienced as a nation, and reflect on how God is at work in our broken world.”
Willow Creek is looking for stories to share and memories of 9/11. If you have a story to share about your memories of 9/11, contact Willow Creek here.
Main Campus Events are held at 67 East Algonquin Road in South Barrington. For other campus locations visit Willow Creek Church. Service Times: Saturday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.
As the anniversary day approaches, more events will be featured.
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