9/11 AMERICAN FLAG MEMORIAL, 8 a.m. Sept. 11, Fountain View Pavilion at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The 10th anniversary program includes Marine Color Guard, Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic music, Taps, a narrative of the events of 9/11, Flag of Heroes, and more. The Warriors' Watch Riders will also participate in the ceremony. In case of rain, the event will take place in Drendel Ballroom.
9/11 MEMORIAL DEDICATION, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Fire Station, 213 Spring St., Carpentersville. The Carpentersville Fire Department will host a dedication of the Carpentersville Fire Department Firefighter 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony. An open house will follow the dedication ceremony. Open to the public. Information: 847-344-7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Center for Spiritual Evolution, 204 Spring St., Cary. The consciousness of healing during the ceremony will take place during the 10 a.m. service, preceded by a guided meditation at 9:30 a.m. Participants will be asked to write a note of honoring, love, forgiveness, gratitude, a vow to live more fully in unity, in remembrance of those who lost their life on 9/11 or in honor of those who risked their lives to aid others. The cards will be brought up to the remembrance table and placed face down with a tea candle on top of it. Information: 847-516-1950 or www.newthoughtmchenry.org.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY, 8 a.m. Sept. 11, Station No. 1, 4300 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. Sponsored by the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District. The event will be brief and include remarks by department Chaplain Dan Cox. Information: 815-728-0088.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE SERVICES IN JOHNSBURG, 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Commencing at 9 a.m. placement of 25 American flags that will make up the Circle of Flags on the lawn of the First Midwest Bank, next door to the Johnsburg Public Library, followed by a brief Remembrance Service. There will also be a 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Remembrance Service that will include a few words from Village President Ed Hetterman. Information: Barbara Klapperich, 815-385-8128, email@example.com or visit: www.johnsburglibrary.org.
10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Fire Station, 120 E. Prairie St., Marengo. The Marengo Fire/Rescue will host a dedication 9/11 memorial to remember and honor the lives lost in the attacks of 9/11. Open to the public. Information: 815-568-3262.
10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, noon Sept. 11, James C. Dhamer Town Square in downtown Huntley. To honor those who lost their lives during this tragic day in U.S. history. Information: Barb, 847-515-5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10-YEAR REMEMBRANCE SERVICE, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Stade's Farm & Market, 3709 W. Miller Road, McHenry. Patriotic medley and group singing. Special presentation of the Star Spangled Banner. Live music and inspirational message. Free cider doughnuts and coffee will be served. Information: 847-540-5024 or www.stadesfarmandmarket.com.
"A SALUTE TO PATRIOTISM", 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Hampshire Fire Station, 202 Washington Ave., Hampshire. Join us at the fire station for an evening of celebration, remembrance, and a salute to patriotism. The silent parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. on Terwilliger Avenue. Once the parade passes there will be a 7:30 p.m. program at the fire station with a memorial service, music, open house and more. Information: Chief Kramer, 847-683-2629 or email@example.com.
"A WAKE-UP CALL" – LIVE SIMULCAST, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Morning Star Church, 41W350 Powers Road (one-mile north of Interstate 90 Route 47 exit), Huntley. Live webcast event with messages by Anne Graham Lotz and Joel Rosenberg together with authentic worship led by Selah. Free. Information: 847-669-9800, Ext. 111 or www.morningstarwoc.org.
AN EVENING OF PRAYER & REMEMBRANCE, 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Spring Grove Bible Fellowship, 7664 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove. To honor those who gave their lives, those who continue to give their lives and focus on the One who gives us hope in seemingly hopeless circumstances. Information: 815-675-0041.
ELGIN CHORAL UNION, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. "A Concert of Remembrance" tenth anniversary commemorative concert. Tickets: $25-$50 at 847-931-5900 or www.hemmens.org.
MEMORIAL SERVICE, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 111 S. Hubbard St. (Route 62 and the Fox River), Algonquin. St. Margaret Mary Knights of Columbus Council 11091 invites all to attend a special 10th anniversary memorial service. Let us all get together to honor those who so courageously gave their lives that we may enjoy freedom. Information: 847-658-7625.
MEMORIAL SERVICE, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 485 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Special service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on American on Sept. 11, 2001. Everyone in the community is invited to the service of remembrance and healing. Information: 815-459-5096.
NEW TRADITION CONCERT, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Sherman Road, Northbrook. Concert will feature music from "Les Miserables," "Guys and Dolls," "West Side Story," "George M. Cohan Tonight," as well as other patriotic music for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Doors open 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults in advance ($14 at the door); $8 students at 847-515-7650 or www.sccah.com; 800-746-9246 or www.newtradition.org.
NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER PRESENTATION, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25, Maranatha Assembly of God, 2505 N. Ringwood Road, McHenry. Victor Fiorella, a New York City firefighter for 22 years, will make an appearance. He was about 250 feet away when the first tower fell. Come and listen to Victor's experience of what happened to him on that day and what has occurred since. Lunch provided. Information: 815-344-0557.
PATRIOTS' DAY PARADE, noon, Sept. 11, steps off at Main Street and Lincoln Avenue, Carpentersville. To remember the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and honor those who were lost. Parade proceeds east to Wisconsin, turns right to Spring Street, to Lord Street then North to Maple to Carpenter Park. Information: 847-426-3439 or www.vil.carpentersville.il.us.
ROCKIN' FOR HONOR FLIGHT, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11, Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2050 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Welcome home eight World War II veterans from their trip back from Washington, D.C. Food, vendors and more. Live music by The Screamin End at 11:30 a.m., Blonde on Board at 3 p.m., and featured performance by Grand Funk Railroad at 6 p.m. Rain or shine. Gates open 11 a.m. Tickets: $30 a person available at Woodstock Harley-Davidson and most Fifth Third Banks or visit: www.ticketweb.com. Information: 847-875-0159.
SEPTEMBER 11 CEREMONY, 9 a.m. Sept. 11, Veterans Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry. The public is invited to join the City of McHenry as they honor the people that lost their lives as well as those that put their lives on the line to protect us. A moment of silence will be observed at 9:05 a.m. marking the time when the South Tower collapsed. The City of McHenry Honor Guard will raise a flag that flew over Firehouse Engine 10 Ladder 10 located across the street from where Tower 2 of the World Trade Center stood. The flag was donated to the city by local businessman Mark Justen. Information: 815-363-2100.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Hebron United Methodist Church, 9811 Main St., Hebron. The choir will perform two anthems for those who died that day will be remembered and police, rescue and firefighters will be honored as well as the survivors of the tragedy. Candles of remembrance and hope will be lit. Information: 815-648-2512 or www.hebronumc.org.
SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE, 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin. Service will include a memorial in song for the ten-year anniversary of the tragedy and kick-off the start of the church's fall programs. At the end of the service the congregation will go outside and send prayers in the form of bubbles and return for a pulled-pork luncheon. All are welcome to attend. Information: 847-658-5308 or www.algonquinucc.org.
SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sept. 11, First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Services will honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Rev. Budd Friend-Jones will bring the message. During each worship service a special children's worship time will take place in the Children's Worship Center. Nursery care for infants and toddlers will be available during each service. Information: 815-459-6010.