Chicago pays tribute to those lost on 9/11

- Sunday all over Chicago and the suburbs you could find a memorial or a tribute to the fallen heroes of September, 11th 2001.

It’s been fifteen years since the World Trade Center was attacked and we watched the two towers fall in New York City killing 2,977 people.

Now every year on the anniversary we pay tribute to those who their lives and our first responders who continue to serve.

One event is held every year in Chicago’s west suburban Franklin Park. Now 10-year-old Travis Hall raises enough money to feed about 200 local first responders and donate $343 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in honor of the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11.

“It's worth it, it's worth it to get thanks from these guys and to make them happier,” said Hall. 

His dad, Scott Hall, is a Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy and says his son also helps other first responders including donating water to those in Flint, Michigan during the water crisis earlier this year.

“There's not a whole lot to say, I mean you couldn't be any more proud,” said Scott Hall.

Earlier in the day at exactly 7:46 Sunday morning Chicago firefighters along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel paused for a moment of silence - marking the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

“Take a moment to remember those who lost remember what we as a country lost but also remember what we gained as a country,” said Mayor Emanuel.

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