For several years since 9/11, the Titus Family has presented the “May Peace Prevail” cross to a public safety agency participating in 9/11 memorial events sponsored by the family. John and Bev Titus raised their family in Champaign County and became advocates for peace after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly three thousand people, including their oldest daughter Alicia.
Last year the cross was presented to the Urbana Police Division. This year, with Mayor Bean present, the cross was presented to The Urbana Fire Division. The Division helped line the start of the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run with public safety personnel and emergency vehicles from across the county.