On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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 a.m. and will last one hour.
Palatine Fire Department members and retirees will be marching to the memorial site from Fire Station 85 at 39 E. Colfax Street. They will be accompanied by the Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard and the Palatine Police Department Honor Guard with Palatine Firefighter Jeb Kaiser playing the bagpipes.
Members of the Palatine Fire Department and Police Department Honor Guards 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.
Information provided by the Village of Palatine.