In observance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, and to honor the memory of those who perished on that day, GRAPH EXPO will conduct a remembrance ceremony in the Grand Concourse of McCormick Place today, Sunday, September 11.
This ceremony will take place in unison with a national moment of silence (at 1:00 pm EST) as prescribed by the U.S. Federal Government.
All attendees and exhibitors are invited to participate.
Remembrance ceremony schedule
Beginning at 11:45 am, a single bagpiper will lead the Color Guard through the McCormick Place Exhibit Hall to the Grand Concourse.
The Color Guard will remain in the Grand Concourse during the moment of silence, which will be announced, and begins at 12:00 noon (CST), coinciding with the (1:00 pm EST) national observance.
Concluding the moment of silence, at 12:01 pm, Commander Carmelita Earls of the Chicago Fire Department will sing the United States’ National Anthem.
Following the National Anthem, the Color Guard, led by the bagpiper, will depart the Grand Concourse, signaling the conclusion of the ceremony.
Remembrance lapel pins will be provided at GRAPH EXPO Registration today for show attendees and exhibitors who choose to affix them to their name badges.