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Evanston marks 9/11 anniversary

Evanston police and firefighters gathered at Fire Station 1 this morning for a ceremony to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.



Evanston police and firefighters gathered at Fire Station 1 this morning for a ceremony to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.


Firefighters carry a wreath to the podium during the memorial ceremony.

Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky and Interim Police chief Dennis Nilsson spoke to the several dozen people who attended the ceremony at the station at 1332 Emerson St. and reminded them that while no attack of the scope of 9/11 has happened in Evanston, the city in 1978 was the scene of the first letter-bomb attack by Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.

Today’s ceremony also served to recall the devastation of Hurricane Katrina just over a year ago, and the efforts of public safety workers from Evanston and other communities to help the hurricane’s victims on the Gulf Coast.

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