Downers Grove will take part in a national Moment of Remembrance to observe the ten year anniversary of 9-11. The Moment of Remembrance will take place downtown at 12:00 p.m. on September 11, 2011 at the Downtown Arts Festival. Participants are asked to gather by 11:50 a.m. on Main Street in front of 5129 Main St.(Louisa's and Millie's Chocolates). Village officials and members of the Downers Grove Police and Fire Department Honor Guard will conduct a brief ceremony prior to calling for a minute of silence.
At noon, on September 11 in Chicago and cities throughout America, citizens are asked to stop for a moment, wherever they are, and remember for one minute the thousands of innocent lives lost on 9-11 and take pride in the strength and perseverance of the American people.
The attached video shows Fire Chief Jim Jackson and Police Chief Robert Porter at the September 6, 2011 Village Council meeting, with remarks about the ten-year anniversary of 9-11.