Building a Monument to First Responders

Chicago Southland Visitors and Convention Bureau honors the Oak Lawn Rotary Club’s 9/11 First Responder Memorial

The Oak Lawn Hilton proudly hosted the Chicago Southland Visitors and Convention Bureau’s Annual Meeting Wednesday.  There were at least 10 area Mayors in attendance, a State Senator, several Representatives and community leaders from across the Southland.  In addition to passing the gavel to their new leadership, they recognized the efforts of the organizations and individuals who helped to make the Southland a destination for tourism.

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The Oak Lawn Rotary Club was very proud to have been honored for their efforts to construct the Oak Lawn Rotary Club’s 9/11 First Responder Memorial at Patriot Station.  The Chicago Southland Visitors and Convention Bureau’s award was accepted by Club President Adam Woodworth and project Fundraising Chair Sandra Bury.

Woodworth commented, “The Oak Lawn Rotary Club is proud to have been part of this project which honors the sacrifices and service of our First Responders for generations to come.  Anyone who is visiting the area should definitely stop by the Memorial.”  Bury added, “The memorial is unique because of the historic World Trade Center steel of which it is constructed, the quality of the artwork and the collaborative effort it took to construct.  Thank you Chicago Southland Visitors Bureau for this wonderful recognition of Oak Lawn’s community wide effort honor our First Responders and this unique time in American history.”

Congratulations to Rick Harmon and the entire Oak Lawn Hilton staff for hosting this extremely successful event!

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