The Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial is finally completed and will be officially unveiled this Sunday, September 11 in a ceremony that will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Rockford's memorial will not only honor the citizens and emergency responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, but it will also honor Rockford's own emergency responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Sunday's ceremony will also feature the unveiling and dedication of three bronzed statues, and will serve as the final resting place for Rockford's World Trade Center steel artifacts.

The Memorial Completion and Grand Opening Ceremony will  take place at the memorial located at 650 West State Street in the west end parking lot. It's open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. The itinerary for the day is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Ceremony begins
  • 8:46 a.m. - 9/11 Moment of Remembrance
  • 9:15 a.m. - Local emergency responders honored
  • 10:15 a.m. - Unveiling of bronze statues

To learn more about the story and incredible community involvement behind Winnebago County's 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial, check out the website here.