A New York firefighter will be the keynote speaker at Rockford's ceremony to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial Committee announced Wednesday that FDNY Firefighter Richard Mercado will speak at the event on Sunday, September 11.
Also at the news conference, SwedishAmerican Hospital announced a pledge of $5,000 in corporate funds towards the 9/11 memorial.
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