City of Naperville, community relations 630.420.6707 or 630.420.6111
The Commander Dan Shanower September 11 Memorial is located along the Riverwalk adjacent to the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. It is dedicated to Commander Shanower, a Naperville native who died in the attack on the Pentagon, and the other 3,000 casualties of 9/11. Created with privately raised funds on land provided by the city of Naperville, the memorial features a sculpture with a beam from the World Trade Center, fragments from the Pentagon and granite from the Pennsylvania region where Flight 93 crashed after passengers rose against the hijackers. A wall of faces symbolizing the 9/11 casualties serves as a backdrop for the memorial. It was dedicated on September 11, 2003. The memorial includes 48-foot long Wall of Faces, landscaped garden, an eternal flame, and a flagpole.