Today, Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Village of Palatine will be hosting a memorial ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be held at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial at the corner of N. Brockway and W. Slade Streets in downtown Palatine. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:00 A.M. and will last approximately thirty minutes.
— FDNY (@FDNY) September 11, 2014
Palatine Fire Department members and retirees will be marching to the memorial site from Fire Station 85 at 39 E. Colfax Street and will be accompanied by the Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard and the Palatine Police Department Honor Guard.
Members of the Palatine Fire and Police Departments will lower the flag, place a wreath at the memorial and also perform a ceremonial ringing of the bell to signify a firefighter’s last call of duty.
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