First responders and veterans organizations gathered with local citizens for a 9/11 Patriots Day remembrance ceremony at Freedom Grove in Urbana on Monday. Pictured in back row are Chief Deputy Eric Holmes, Deputy Fenwick, Lieutenant Wes Brown from Rosewood Fire Department and Dispatcher Dennis Perks. Pictured in front row are Dispatcher Amy Collins and Asst. Dispatcher Heather Boyd. The group is pictured with a beam from the fallen World Trade Center in New York City, which was one of the terrorists’ targets on Sept. 11, 2001.
A man walks through Freedom Grove just before the Alicia Titus remembrance during Patriot Day in Urbana on Monday. Titus was a flight attendant on one of the domestic commercial jetliners terrorists hijacked and crashed into U.S. targets, including the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
VFW Post 5451 Commander Craig Bennett closes his eyes as he rings the bell on Monday to remember Alicia Titus at exactly 9:03 a.m., when United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
VFW Post 5451 Commander Craig Bennett hugs Alicia Titus’s grandmother Elizabeth Delaney just after a moment of silence in honor of Titus on Monday. Also pictured is Titus’s aunt Patti Fink.