We as citizens of Homer Township need to understand that Freedom is something we can’t take for granted. With this in mind, those who perpetrated the attack on 9-11-01 still want to see Western Civilization destroyed. We can see our personal liberty being stretched in the effort to protect us from these terrorists. Thank God we have the Constitution, and all the freedoms it guarantees. We need to be most appreciative of those who serve and protect us and our Constitution from any foe foreign or domestic that desires our freedom to be “gone”.
This 10th Anniversary 911 ceremony will be held Saturday September 10th at 10am at Orland Oak Shopping Center, 143rd Street 2 blocks west of Bell across from the Purple Onion. The Homer Founders Club, and St. Joseph’s Club of Homer Glen, joint committee of Steve Balich, Glen Kobylarczyk, and Tedd kagianas, invite everyone to attend. The event will last less than an hour. Speakers will be States Attorney Jim Glasgow, Homer Fire Chief Mike Schoefield, Mayor Jim Daley, and “Operation Home Front” Illinois Chapter President Dan Proft. The Homer Fire Dept. will do the Bell Ceremony and the Homer Jr. High show choir will perform. Refreshments will be provided by the St. Joseph’s Club after the ceremony. This will be a good reminder of what has happened, what is happening now, and why we need to prevail.
Freedom may be something we take for granted, or something to which we are born. Many great men died for freedom, while others wish it were gone. Freedom is our inherent right which came from God, which includes life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. “To secure these rights and the protection of property, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. The nature of the United States is self-reliance, and difference of opinions, 3 separate branches of government acting as a check and balance so that no one branch can take control. We live under the rule of law, with the Constitution being the highest law of the land. We need to thank God we live in this free country and those that make it possible.
We want to thank the Military Committee from Homer Township, District 33c, Will County Sheriff’s Dept. both Homer Fire Districts, and the volunteers from the St. Joseph’s Club, and Homer Founders Club.
911 Ceremony Chairman
Steve Balich (815) 557-7196