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Patriot Day Prayer Ceremony Planned at 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday

The Oak Lawn Rotary is holding a remembrance ceremony at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the First Responder monument in the Oak Lawn Metra Station.

The Oak Lawn Rotary Club is hosting a remembrance ceremony honoring the first responders of Sept. 11, 2001.

The ceremony starts at 7:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, the moment that the first hijacked plane flew into the World Trade Center eleven years ago. The public is encouraged to attend.

A brief prayer service will be held at the site of theat the Oak Lawn Metra Station at 95th Street and Museum Drive. The monument includes four beams from the fallen World Trade Center.

Afterward, the public is invited for a tour of the at the adjacent to the monument at 5100 Museum Drive. The exhibit also includes two small beam pieces from the World Trade Center towers.

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Sandra Bury September 11, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Thank you for helping to get the word out Lorraine. I would like to ask that the people who come out to attend be very careful of the commuter traffic that will be at Patriot Station at the same time. It is a tight plaza and we need to make safety a priority. I'd also like to ask the commuters to please be extra alert for pedestrians and bystanders throughout the day. Oak Lawn is very fortunate to have the largest quantity of World Trade Center Steel that we know of in Illinois, and it is likely that more people will be in the area at any given time on this anniversary of this terrible tragedy. I hope everyone can come out and pause to reflect tomorrow at the Memorial, even if you are unable to attend the service in the early morning. It represents the heartfelt gratitude that Oak Lawn residents and businesses have for the sacrifices of our First Responders and also honors the resilience of the American Spirit.
Sandra Bury September 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Photos from the service are posted on www.MonumentalOakLawn.com - Thanks to everyone who came out today!

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