McHenry to conduct Sept. 11 ceremony

McHENRY – On Wednesday, the city of McHenry will honor the people who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, as well as those who put their lives on the line to prevent such events.

At 9 a.m., a ceremony will be at Veterans Memorial Park. A moment of silence will be observed at 9:05 a.m., marking the time when the South Tower collapsed. The city of McHenry Honor Guard will raise a flag that flew over Firehouse Engine 10, Ladder 10 located across the street from where Tower 2 of the World Trade Center stood. The flag was donated to the city by local businessman Mark Justen.

The McHenry High School band will perform the national anthem and two other commemorative songs after speeches by Mayor Susan Low, Police Chief John Jones and McHenry Township Fire Protection District Chief Tony Huemann.

The public is invited to join in the commemoration.

– Northwest Herald