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Commander Dan Shanower September 11 Memorial (Naperville)
Dedicated to: Dan Shanower and the other 3,000 casualties of 9/11
Type of Memorial: Monument
Location: The memorial is nestled between the DuPage River and the Municipal Center in downtown Naperville.
Address: 400 S. Eagle Street
Country: United States
Open to Public: Yes
Description: The Commander Dan Shanower September 11 Memorial is located along the Riverwalk adjacent to the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. It is dedicated to Commander Shanower, a Naperville native who died in the attack on the Pentagon, and the other 3,000 casualties of 9/11. Created with privately raised funds on land provided by the city of Naperville, the memorial features a sculpture with a beam from the World Trade Center, fragments from the Pentagon and granite from the Pennsylvania region where Flight 93 crashed after passengers rose against the hijackers. A wall of faces symbolizing the 9/11 casualties serves as a backdrop for the memorial. It was dedicated on September 11, 2003. The memorial includes 48-foot long Wall of Faces, landscaped garden, an eternal flame, and a flagpole.
Here's what Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel said about the reasons for creating the memorial:
"In the aftermath of the attack on America, all of us wanted to do something to demonstrate that the terrorists had not frightened us. This memorial displays our resolve and our support for our nation's quest for justice. It shows that we have not and will not forget those thousands of innocents who died because, for no other reason, they were our fellow citizens."
More Information: www.treemendous.com/projects_september11th.html
Contact: City of Naperville, community relations (630) 420-6707 or (630) 420-6111
Web Site: www.naperville.il.us/shanower.aspx