Joliet Junior College joins others across the country who are taking time to remember those we lost fourteen years ago today.

From the Joliet Patch:

Joliet Junior College to Hold 9/11 Tribute

Joliet Junior College will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Main Campus Alumni Bell Tower and flagpole, located in front of the Campus Center at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

Following the ceremony, Tom Hardin of the Cook County Department of Homeland Security will give a presentation at 9:15 a.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria. The public is invited to attend.

The Joliet Police Department Honor Guard, Will County Sheriff’s Rifle Squad, Joliet Fire Department Bagpipers, Joliet Fire Department Station 7 Truck and ambulance, the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Club and the JJC Fire Science truck and ambulance will be present at the ceremony. A group of JJC fire science students and officers from other area police departments will also be present to honor first responders and victims of 9/11.

All uniformed personnel planning to attend are asked to wear their uniforms.

JJC Police Chief Pete Comanda said honoring first responders – both locally and those who risked their lives in 2001 – is a very important part of JJC’s ceremony.