In place of the “Weekend Spotlight” today, I wanted to bring you a list of events that area towns, organizations and churches are holding to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
But in my opinion, another wonderful way to honor their memories will be to spend quality time with your family and close friends. The Go West Calendar has more than three dozen events on it this weekend, including the Sandwich Fair in Sandwich, Festival of the Vine in Geneva, a free outdoor showing of “The Rookie” in Elgin, horse-drawn hayrides in Wheaton and a star party in Geneva. And of course staying home, or taking a walk or bike ride around your neighborhood, counts as quality time, too.
However you choose to spend this weekend, I hope you find some time to spend it with the people you hold dear.
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: The city of Aurora will hold a commemoration ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at Aurora’s Central Fire Station, 75 N. Broadway Ave. The ceremony will honor families who lost loved ones and salute the bravery of the emergency responders during the tragedy. The special guest speaker will be Tom Jones, who was at the World Trade Center when the planes hit.
SUNRISE SERVICE: Metea Valley High School invites community members to a sunrise service on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 a.m. in the courtyard of the school, located at 1801 N. Eola Road in Aurora. The morning will feature prose, song, interpretative dance and patriotic tributes.