Patriot's Day Tribute
By Caye Caswick
Brigadier General William C. Kirkland of the 88th Regional Readiness
Group in Indianapolis will be the featured speaker at our Patriot's Day Tribute on
September 11, 2006. We will be displaying the artifacts we have acquired from the 9/11
and Oklahoma City tragedies. We have a portion of an I-beam from the World Trade Center
and rubble from the Pentagon. We also have incorporated stained glass shards from an
Oklahoma City church into our stained glass windows in our bell tower which was dedicated
to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedies. The bells will be rung on the hour
from the time of the first 9/11 incident through the end of the memorial.
The schedule of events:
* Liturgy at 7:00 a.m.
* Memorial Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
His Eminence Job, Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest will officiate
at the Memorial program. A Color Guard will present Old Glory and a bagpipe player will
lead the procession. Members of the local Civil Air Patrol will read the names of the
fallen military from the State of Illinois. Mayor Bennett of Palos Hills will speak
briefly. Brigadier General William C. Kirkland of the 88th Regional Readiness Group in
Indianapolis, will be the featured speaker.
Please make every effort to attend and pay your respects to all who
have lost theirs lives for freedom in America.