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In Remembrance

By Hanna Aronovich in News on Sep 8, 2006 1:32PM

chicagomemorial.jpg With the five-year anniversary on Monday, firefighters from Illinois and Wisconsin are riding to New York to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 atacks. On Wednesday at 9:11 a.m., the ride - organized by firefighter Tom Maloney - commenced, CBS reported.

During the course of the three-day motorcycle ride, thousands of other firemen will join the group. An 18-wheeler painted with 9/11-themed murals, the “Truck of Honor,” leads the ride, which will conclude in New York City.

The commemorative ceremony will be held at the World Trade Center site on Monday. For those in Chicago wishing to observe the day, the Chicago Fire Department is holding a candlelight memorial service on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Fire Department Memorial Park on the lakefront, south of McCormick Place.

The department says family and friends are all welcome to attend.