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Patriot's Day ceremony to be held at Westmont Police-Fire Facility

Published: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:33 p.m. CST

WESTMONT – The village will hold a Patriot's Day ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Westmont Police-Fire Facility at 500 N. Cass Ave.

Patriot's Day is held in remembrance of those who lost their lives, including police and fire personnel in the call of duty, during the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Special guests will include States Attorney Bob Berlin and Illinois House Representative Patti Bellock, according to a Village of Westmont news release.

“This is the 12th consecutive year that we’ve held this event,” Westmont Police Chief Tom Mulhearn said in a news release. “And each year it’s a very memorable ceremony.”

“It’s important for people to remember the tragedy of that day and those who gave their lives trying to rescue others," Fire Chief David Weiss said. "We encourage the entire community to attend this moving event.”

For more information regarding the event, contact Village of Westmont Communications Director Larry McIntyre at 630-417-0280 or lmcintyre@westmont.il.gov.

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