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Lake Forest Firefighter Austin Yarc rings a bell during a Patriot Day memorial service at Market Square in Lake Forest on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media
Lake Forest Fire Chief Pete Siebert speaks to the crowd at the Patriot Day memorial service in Lake Forest.
A row of American flags line McKinney Road in Lake Forest. A group of Lake Forest High School students placed the flags in memory of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Lake Forest Firefighter/Paramedic Russell Kluchka (center) speaks with his family, including his father, Lake Bluff Fire Capt. Jerry Kluchka (left), grandmother Sara Mahler, and mother Becky Kluchka after the Patriot Day memorial service in Lake Forest.
The American flag in Lake Forest Market Square stands at half-mast at the Patriot Day memorial service.
Peter Kaspari, Editor
12:39 pm CDT September 11, 2019
Throughout Lake Forest, people of all ages took a few moments out of their day Wednesday to remember and reflect on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.