Observe Sept. 11

Rockford Mayor Doug Scott recently announced plans for a citywide September 11 remembrance to be held at Rock Valley College.

“An Evening of Peace and Reconciliation” is sponsored by the Rockford Interfaith Council in partnership with Rock Valley College/Starlight Theatre, the City of Rockford and the American Red Cross. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. (with music starting at 6 p.m.) and will be held outdoors at the Bengt Sjostrom Theatre on the RVC campus.

The program will feature the Rockford Police and Fire Department Color Guard, the City of Rockford Pipe Band, music from Dorothy Paige-Turner and remarks from Mayor Scott.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Abel Azim M. Elsiddig, professor of Islamic Law at Islamic American University in Chicago.

Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the Rock River Valley Pantry.

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