September 11 Remembrance Taking Place at Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial

15th Anniversary Event to Feature Remarks from Cmdr. Shanower’s Brother, Dr. Thomas Shanower

On the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Exchange Club of Naperville is once again sponsoring Naperville’s annual September 11 remembrance.

This year’s event will take place starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial, located behind the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., along the Riverwalk. The Millennium Carillon bells will toll at 12:30 p.m. in remembrance of the anniversary, followed by a special performance of patriotic music by the Naperville Municipal Band at 12:45 p.m. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Municipal Center Council Chambers.

This year’s program will feature remarks from Cmdr. Dan Shanower’s brother, Dr. Thomas Shanower. Dr. Shanower served two and a half years in the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga prior to working in India and West Africa before joining the US Department of Agriculture in 1998. He currently serves as an Associate Area Director for the Agricultural Research Service’s Pacific West Area. A graduate of Naperville Central High School, Dr. Shanower obtained a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College in Ohio, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a PhD from the University of California-Berkeley. He and his wife Ana have three adult children.

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