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Heroes of 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Saturday, September 11
11 – 11:30 am
First Division Museum, Tank Park
Free event, no advance registration required

Join us in a solemn remembrance of September 11, 2001 — the 20th anniversary of that day’s tragic events.

Families welcome. Limited seating available. Guests may bring lawn chairs and find seating in the First Division Museum’s Tank Park.

Meet the Speakers

Chief Jason Demas-  Chief Jason Demas currently serves as a Battalion Chief with the Aurora Fire Department. In the days following 9/11, he served in New York City alongside many first responders who answered the call at Ground Zero.

Major Jack ErwinJack is now retired from the Army National Guard after 21 years, including 3 deployments. Jack commanded a battery of artillerymen who served as Military Police from 2003 to 2005. Shortly after returning home, he deployed for Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA in 2005. He served in Afghanistan from 2008-2009 with the 1-178 IN under TF Duke in the 1st Infantry Division. He works as a teacher in Wheaton, Illinois, with over 20 years of experience at both the high school and middle school levels, and coached football. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and lives with his two daughters in St. Charles, Illinois.  Jack continues to be active volunteering in the community with numerous Veteran groups and now serves as the Chapter Captain for “Team RWB” or Team Red, White, and Blue Chicago chapter.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters will be present at this ceremony. Guests requiring an ASL interpreter are encouraged to find reserved seating with museum staff.