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Elgin to host annual Patriot Day September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

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Monday, September 11, 2023
9:00 a.m.
Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120

Elgin, IL - The City of Elgin invites the community to join in the annual Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony on September 11, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at The Hemmens. The ceremony is hosted by the City of Elgin as a tribute to the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The ceremony will commence with the posting of flags by the Elgin Fire Department and Elgin Police Department Honor Guards. Following the posting of the flags, Larkin High School students will perform the National Anthem and "Amazing Grace" will be played on the bagpipes.

The Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony will feature distinguished speakers, including: Mayor David Kaptain, Fire Chief Robert Cagann, Police Chief Ana Lalley and American Legion Post 57 Commander Mark Smith.

"Patriot Day serves as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made on September 11, 2001, and the enduring spirit of unity that emerged in its wake. This annual ceremony is a testament to our commitment to never forget,” said Fire Chief Robert Cagann.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure their seats. The event will be streamed live on the Fire Department Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:
Elgin Fire Captain Christopher Clausen at

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