A special moment of silence was held at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Aurora Remembers September 11

AURORA, IL, Sept. 11, 2020 — Aurora commemorated the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 11, in a ceremony led by public safety officials.

At 8:40 a.m., Aurora Police Department and Fire Department officials were joined by Mayor Richard C. Irvin at APD headquarters community room to remember the solemn occasion.

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Aurora Fire Chief Gary Gary Krienitz, left, watches as Aurora Police Officer Christine Tunney, left, and firefighter Jason Matile lay a wreath during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony  Friday, Sept. 11, at Aurora police headquarters community room. (Al Benson photo)

The ceremony featured the pledge of allegiance, a presentation of colors and a wreath laying ceremony by a fire and police honor guards.

Remarks were offered by police officer Laura K

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Civilians join Aurora police and firefighters for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, at Aurora police headquarters community room. (Al Benson photo)

olanowski, Police Chief Kristen Ziman, Fire Chief Gary Krienitz and Mayor Richard C. Irvin. An Aurora police pipes and drums group played “Amazing Grace.”

A special moment of silence was held at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Mayor Irvin, a U.S. Army veteran, said, “On this solemn occasion, we come together again to remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day. We also remember the families of those who perished and all whose lives were forever changed after experiencing the tragedies of September 11, 2001.”

The ceremony can be viewed on the city’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofAuroraIL and will feed into the homepage of the city’s website at www.aurora-il.org. While media outlets were invited to join in person at the APD headquarters, the public was only notified of the livestream due to gathering restrictions of the Phase 4 guidelines of the Restore Illinois Plan.


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