Evanston’s fire and police departments will conduct a memorial ceremony here on September 11 to honor the men and women who lost their lives 16 years ago at the World Trade Center in New York City.

The memorial service, an annual event, will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. at Firemen’s Park, located at the corner of Simpson Street and Maple Avenue.

The program will include:

Gathering of membership and EFD/EPD Honor Guard, posting of colors, introductions by Fire Chief Brian R. Scott, and invocation and reflection by the department’s chaplain, David P. Jones.

Remarks will be made by Rep. Laura Fine, Mayor Steve Hagerty, Mark Shore (a survivor of the attack), Police Chief Richard Eddington and Fire Chief Scott.

The ceremony will conclude with a bell ceremony and retrieval of colors.

The public is invited to attend.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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