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Photo Gallery: Champaign 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign's 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021.

CHAMPAIGN – Hundreds of people joined Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig and many other leaders from Champaign-Urbana in honoring the September 11, 2001 attack victims. The ceremony took part 20 years to the day after the attacks. Hijackers crashed jetliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. As a result, nearly 3,000 people were killed on that day.

First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
People stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig speaks at 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Champaign on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)
First responders stand and listen as part of Champaign’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2021. (photo by Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom)

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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