Memorial Services To Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary

Services will honor those killed in the terrorist attacks.

Communities throughout the north and northwest suburbs will be honoring the lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with commemorative ceremonies.

Patch has compiled a list of events happening in the area.


Barrington will host a remembrance ceremony on Sunday. The event will take place at Barrington's Memorial Park at 8:30 a.m.  The keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, (R) 6th District. 

Students and staff in District 220 will observe 11 seconds of silence on Friday to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove will host a remembrance ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo Grove High School. The event will include patriotic music performed by the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band and remarks from village officials, law enforcement representatives, military members and local clergy leaders.

School District 102 will mark the anniversary with a "People for Peace" program. In conjunction with Patriot Day on Sept. 12, red, white and blue clothing is encouraged. The district will mark the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 by inviting everyone to dress in peace-themed clothing. The district will observe a minute of silence at noon.


The Carpentersville Field of Healing will have a candelight vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday and a memorial service and other events throughout the day Sunday.

Crystal Lake

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at , 485 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. The service will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on American on Sept. 11, 2001. Everyone in the community is invited to the service of remembrance and healing. For more information, call (815) 459-5096.

A special worship service honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 11 at the , 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. During each worship service a special children's worship time will take place in the Children's Worship Center. Nursery care for infants and toddlers will be available during each service. For more information, call (815) 459-6010.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, at noon, Crystal Lake will join communities throughout the nation in marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a "Moment of Remembrance." Available Police and Fire Rescue sirens will sound at noon, and Crystal Lake’s faith community is being asked to sound bells or chimes at that moment. The community is also asked to fly the American flag that day, at half staff if possible, as a sign of unity and remembrance. As part of the “Moment of Remembrance”, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and Honor Guards will also conduct a flag and bell ceremony at the , located at 100 W. Woodstock Street. The ceremony will begin at 11:55 a.m. and will be conducted at the outdoor entrance of City Hall in front of the flag poles.


Rabbi Aaron Melman will speak in Deerfield at 2 p.m. Sunday at , 850 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield. Melman will talk about his personal experience as student chaplain for the New York Fire Department on 9/11. The event is free.

Lake County families are invited to support football stadium in remembrance of the terrorist attacks. Residents can support event by donating and by attending the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Grayslake North High School’s stadium, 1925 N. Route 83 in Grayslake.


The 9/11 American Flag Memorial Project will feature 2,977 flags commemorating each life lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Fountain Amphitheatre at Sun City Huntley. The event will include a color guard, prayers for the victims and their families and a narrative given by Orion Samuelson of the events that morning.

Huntley will host a memorial at noon Sunday at the James C. Dhamer Town Square on Main Street. In addition to Huntley Village President Charles Sass, other scheduled speakers include: the Rev. Mark Boster of the Shepherd of the Prairie Church, the Rev. Steve Knox of St. Mary’s Church and Bruce Cole of the Faith Community Church.

Lake Forest

Lake Forest Police and Fire Departments will conduct a special remembrance ceremony from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Market Square on Western Avenue off of Deerpath.

Grace United Methodist Church, 244 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff, will host a service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9-11 at 10 a.m. Sunday. Members of the Lake Bluff Fire and Police Departments will be honored.

Lake Zurich

Harvest Bible Chapel, 255 Quentin Rd, Lake Zurich, will hold a 9/11 service from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The service will be outdoors.

The Lake Zurich High School choir is inviting the entire community to free concerts Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at 1p.m. and 3:30 p.m  The concert, In Remembrance, honors those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.


First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville will be hosting a special service of prayer and remembrance at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 11. Candles will be lit in memory of those who lost their lives or find themselves continuing to grieve the events.


Northbrook will host a 9/11 remembrance event at 7:45 a.m., Sunday at the 
to honor those who lost their lives and heroes of 9/11 during a solemn observance with police and fire personnel.

event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Members of Northbrook United Methodist Church will participate in a 15-minute service followed by a day of volunteer work in the community. Activities include cleaning public parks, singing at nursing homes, tending to community gardens, helping organize at a resale store and food pantry, and working at facilities that serve the poor or homeless, among others. Sign up online or call Northbrook UMC at 847-272-2442.

The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and the New Tradition Chorus come together in concert for the first time to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with inspirational American music. Members of the Northbrook Fire Department provide an honor guard for the National Anthem from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m, Sunday at Tickets are $15-$35 and can be purchased by calling 847-272-0755 or visiting www.theNSO.org or www.newtradition.org.

On Sunday, Palatine will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at the Palatine Firefighters’ Memorial site, located at corner of Slade Street and Brockway Street in Downtown Palatine beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Palatine is encouraging all churches and other organizations to join in the Moment of Remembrance by ringing their bells at noon for one minute Sunday.


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