Volunteers placed 3,000 flags in Sun City Huntley Friday to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Organizers of 9/11 American Flag Memorial have scaled down this year's memorial while adding other things. This year, members of the American Legion Post 673 will perform TAPS each night at sunset. Here is a list of events planned for this weekend, leading up to Sept. 11:
Sunday, Sept. 9
Four short films will be shown at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Fountain Pavilion. The “9/11 Narrative,” is about last year’s Sun City 9/11 memorial, “Richard’s Story” is about a Sun City resident who lost his brother in the attacks and the “Daily Flag Retreat” is about a man on the East coast who raises the flag and lowers it each day at the beach, Mulhall said. A fourth film, “The Boatlift” is a new story about the largest maritime evacuation that happened on 9/11. It is narrated by Tom Hanks. The four films will again be shown at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Drendel Ballroom in Sun City.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Bells will toll at 7:46 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:37 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. signifying the moment planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a field in Pennsylvania.
A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. that evening featuring a Memory Walk Luminaria, which is new this year. The Prairie Voices will perform. The public can purchase luminaries on Sept. 9 and 11 at the Sun City Pavilion.