The Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department will host Aurora's annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony next week.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, Aurora's public safety officials will be joined by Mayor Richard C. Irvin and community members at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail.
Marking the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania, the ceremony will feature a Presentation of Colors and Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Aurora Fire and Police Honor Guards with remarks from Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman, Aurora Fire Chief Gary Krienitz and Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin.
A special moment of silence will be held at 8:46 a.m. - the time the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.
"On this solemn occasion, we will come together again to remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day,"said Mayor Irvin, a veteran of the United States Army. "We also remember the families of those who perished and all whose lives were forever changed after experiencing the tragedies of September 11, 2001."
The ceremony is open to the public.