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  • 1. (http://www.chicagotribune.com) 0RecommendRecommend TweetTweet 0 0 Naperville memorial to honor 9/11 dead Hometown son's death stirs city October 28, 2001 | By Jennifer Taylor. Special to the Tribune. Gloria Johanns watched Dan F. Shanower grow up in Naperville with her children, and after he died when a hijacked plane slammed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, she knew she had to do something. She and her husband, Charles, are spearheading a community effort to create a memorial to all those who died in the attacks that day. Although no exact form for the monument has been determined, inspiration is likely to come from U.S. Navy Cmdr. Shanower's 1997 essay, "Freedom Isn't Free." Hubzu.com - Official Site hubzu.com Browse, bid and buy your next home online. New properties added daily. He wrote it to honor four friends who died in 1987 in an operations accident. The piece describes the price paid by members of the armed forces to preserve American liberties, said Charles Johanns. Shanower wrote that "those of us in the military are expected to make the ultimate sacrifice when called ... the military loses scores of personnel each year ... each one risked and lost his or her life in something they believed in, leaving behind friends, family and shipmates to bear the burden and celebrate their devotion to our country." The committee planning the memorial has raised $8,000 so far. Naperville Mayor George Pradel is honorary chairman. "People not only see Dan Shanower, but they see Sept. 11 for what it is," Pradel said. "He realized freedom wasn't free." Pradel said he had two sites in mind for the memorial. One is on the east side of City Hall, along the Riverwalk, where hundreds of U.S. flags now dot the lawn. The other is at the entrance to the Riverwalk, across from Sullivan's restaurant. Related Articles ł SECTIONS Louis, Michael W. (/2003-08-03 /news/0308030118_1_honorary- chairman-honorary-doctor- illinois) August 3, 2003 City`s Elite Unite For Aids Benefit (/1987-09-28 /news/8703130334_1_aids- research-aids-benefit-two-aids- groups) September 28, 1987 Jamestown Honors Its Own Lucille Ball (/1991-05-05 /travel/9102090949_1_lenna- civic-center-new-comedy- lucille-ball-festival) May 5, 1991 5 Naperville memorial to honor 9/11 dead - Chicago Tribune http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-10-28/news/011028005... 1 of 4 2/26/15, 11:58 AM
  • 2. Jonathon Shanower, Dan's brother, also serves on the monument committee. He said he is "obviously flattered and overwhelmed by the attention [his] brother has received" but declined to comment further because the family is grieving. Dan Shanower, a 40-year-old naval intelligence officer, was in the Pentagon on Sept. 11 gathering data on that morning's World Trade Center attacks to brief high-ranking officials when he was killed by the plane that crashed into the building. "At first you were just dumbfounded with reaching out and thinking about what we could do," said Gloria Johanns. "You really feel you want to do something." She taught with Dan's mother, Pat, in Naperville District 203 for more than 20 years. Shanower went to Naperville schools, then graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis. He joined the Navy and was commissioned as an officer in 1985. Over the years, the families became close. "I remember him more as a kid than an adult," Johanns said. "He was funny. He could pull some pranks, although we didn't think they were funny at the time." One of her fondest memories of Shanower was when he was 18 and wanted a new car with a moon roof. Employee Performance Goals cornerstoneondemand.com Simplify Employee Performance Download Free Whitepaper "He couldn't afford a new car," she said, so he cut the roof out of what Johanns described as his jalopy. "He was a high-spirited sort of kid," she said. Her husband, Charles, said he believes the memorial, which could take more than a year to create, will send a message of resolve in the community and educate future generations . It will join a host of other such tributes in Naperville that include the Grand Army of the Republic memorial to soldiers who fought in the Civil War; memorials for World War I and the Blackhawk War; and the Naperville Roll of Honor, a plaque on the Riverwalk honoring 112 residents whom Naperville has lost over its history. "The 9/11 theme behind [the proposed memorial] seems to work extremely well," said Lewis Breese, commander of Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 in Naperville, who also serves on the committee. "This is by far the worst thing that has every happened to our country on the home front." Shanower is the first member of the military the city has lost Find More Stories About Blackhawks Defensemen Steve Smith And Chris Chelios Lift... (/1996-12-25 /sports /9612250036_1_visiting- tammy-smith-hockey-cards) December 25, 1996 New Car (/keyword /new-car) Naperville memorial to honor 9/11 dead - Chicago Tribune http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-10-28/news/011028005... 2 of 4 2/26/15, 11:58 AM
  • 3. Featured Articles since Vietnam, Breese said. The planning committee also includes a group of architects charged with designing the memorial. Gloria Johanns hopes it represents Shanower. "I'd like it to capture his cheerful, witty spirit and his patriotism," she said, adding, "It is a national event, and Dan is our personal connection to that event." Contributions for the memorial may be sent to the City of Naperville--Cmdr. Dan Shanower/Sept. 11 Fund, Finance Department, City of Naperville, P.O. Box 3020, Naperville, IL, 60566-7020. Checks should be made out to the City of Naperville, with Cmdr. Dan Shanower/Sept. 11 Fund on the memo line. Build A Resume In 15 Mins resumegenius.com Get a Resume in 15 Mins. Simple to use, no registration or CC required 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Signs of Bipolar Rheumatoid Signs Of Work at Home #1 Weight Loss 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Type 2 Diabetes Body Odor Low Cost High Interest 2015 Luxury See Also (/2013-04-27 /sports/sns-rt- bkn-bobcats- bulls- Michael Jordan marries longtime girlfriend (/2013-04-27 /sports/sns-rt- bkn-bobcats- bulls- newssx5b6d3a1-20130427_1_juanita- vanoy-girlfriend- yvette-marriage- (/2014-02-22 /classified /sc-cons- 0213-motormouth- Too cold for car wash? Motormouth answers your questions (/2014-02-22 /classified/sc-cons- 0213-motormouth- 20140213_1_car- wash-temperature-rust (/2011-08-22 /news/ct- met-northwestern- als-breakthrough- Cause of ALS is found, Northwestern team says (/2011-08-22 /news/ct- met-northwestern- als-breakthrough- 20110822_1_als- patients-proteins- Naperville memorial to honor 9/11 dead - Chicago Tribune http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-10-28/news/011028005... 3 of 4 2/26/15, 11:58 AM
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