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Glen Ellyn Remembers Sept. 11

A gathering of residents, village officials, firefighters and police officers gathered Tuesday to honor those who died on Sept. 11.

A small gathering of residents, officials, firefighters and police took a moment Tuesday to pause and reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company held a special ceremony to remember those who died in the terrorist attack in New York, at the Pentagon and on Flight 93.

The pledge of allegiance was said, the American flag was lowered, a moment of silence was held and then a bell was rung.

Bob Morton, a volunteer firefighter with 45 years of service on the , officiated the ceremony.

“I just feel like we can never let go,” he said. “It’s like our Pearl Harbor.”

The ceremony was held to remember in particular the 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 police officers and 2,608 civilians that died.

Morton said it’s important to never forget and for young people to continue the tradition of honoring those who died.

“We are expressing ourselves today in honor of 9/11, and honoring all those people who died,” he said.  

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