Lewis Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Lewis University Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Published: August 31, 2021.

Lewis University invites all to its 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9 in Convocation Hall at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill. Visit https://bit.ly/2WW5uD5 to register for the event.


The event is in memory of the 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 2,651 Americans who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Lewis University alum Eric Wilson of WTVO in Rockford will emcee the event including U.S. Congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District of Illinois, Mayor John D. Noak of Romeoville, Chicago Police Department, and Joliet Fire Honor Guard among others. Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM, fire chaplain for Joliet Fire Department, will be the keynote speaker. He was at ground zero after the attacks for helping in the cleanup, search, and providing comfort and care.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Dr. Vesna Markovic, chair of Lewis University Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies at (815)836-5502 or VMarkovic@lewisu.edu or the Lewis University Military Education Resource Center at veterans@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM said:
To the dear Brothers of the Christian schools and the lay staff at Lewis University, thank you for giving me the privilege to speak at the 911 remembrance ceremony today. You are in my prayers. And let us always remember that we are in the presence of the Divine in all that we say do. Peace and all good. Brother Ed

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