September 11 Remembrance Taking Place at Council Chambers

Moved indoors to Council Chambers

Due to the weather, the September 11 Remembrance is moving from outdoors at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial to indoors in Council Chambers at the Municipal Center at 400 S. Eagle St.

20 Year Anniversary of Memorial

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The Exchange Club of Naperville will again sponsor Naperville’s annual September 11 remembrance event, this year’s event marking the 22nd anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation and the 20 Year anniversary of the Shanower Memorial.

The remembrance will take place starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial, located behind the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., along the Riverwalk. In case of rain, the event will be held in City Council Chambers. The Naperville Municipal Band will begin playing music at 5:45 p.m.

The speaker this year is Dan Bacso, founding member of American Pride, Inc. As a survivor of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dan provides his personal and chronological account of the activities, challenges and heartbreak of that fateful day. Brief marks will also be given by Mayor Scott A. Wehrli, Police Chief Jason Arres and Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis.

The memorial was designed as a tribute to Cmdr. Dan Shanower, a Naperville native and Navy officer who died at his post in the Pentagon on 9/11, as well as all those who died in the terrorist attacks that day. The Naperville memorial, one of the first in the nation to be completed, was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2003.

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