Rockford holding 9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony on Saturday

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FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J. The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11. The terror attacks’ 19th anniversary will be marked Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner nearby in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Rockford will be holding a ceremony in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday.

The ceremony will recognize the 2,977 civilians who lost their lives in the attacks, according to the Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial Board. This includes 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers and eight paramedics. In addition, 227 first responders that have since died in relation to 9/11 will be recognized, as well as local first responders that have fallen.

The Rock Valley College Foundation 9/11 Memorial Scholarship will also be presented to the 2020 and 2021 recipients.

The ceremony will take place at the Winnebago County Justice Center, 650 W. State Street, at 10 a.m. on the west corner of the property.

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