Aurora Firefighters worked on rescue and recovery efforts in New York City in the immediate days following the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001.png

Aurora Firefighters worked on rescue and recovery efforts in New York City in the immediate days following the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001. (Photo courtesy of the City of Aurora).

Many area communities will hold remembrance events to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

At the Sandwich Fair, there will be remembrance ceremony beginning at ten Saturday at the Ag Land Stage.

In Yorkville, American Legion Post 489 will hold events on Saturday. The remembrance begins with bell ringing at 7:46, 8:03, 8:37, 8:59, and 9:03. The bell ringing marks the times that the four planes crashed during the attack. A remembrance ceremony will begin afterwards at the American Legion at 9054 Route 34 in Yorkville. Following the memorial there will be food trucks and vendors.

The Oswego police and fire departments will hold a public memorial that begins at 10 at the Oswego First Responder Memorial at the Oswego Public Safety Campus at 3511 Woolley Road. The ceremony will include readings, the lowering of the memorial flag, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps by local high school students and the Fire Department Pipes and Drums.

In Aurora six firefighters from the Aurora Fire Department who were deployed to New York City following the attack will be guests of honor at a ceremony that starts at 7:45 at the RiverEdge Park Bridge at 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora.