This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, a tragedy that Southeastern Michigan will remember with several events in honor of our fallen heroes.
The Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial will be holding its annual September 11th Ceremony at 3 p.m. this Saturday. Join members of the police and fire community, as well as survivors of Michigan’s fallen heroes, to pay tribute to fallen police officers and firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The memorial is located in Pontiac at 1200 North Telegraph Rd. (at the north corner of Telegraph and County Center Drive East). For more information about the memorial or ceremony click here.
In Mount Clemens, there will be an unveiling ceremony for the Macomb County Fallen Heroes Memorial, located at the county courthouse at 5 p.m.
Karen Newman, singer of the Detroit Red Wings, will kick off the unveiling with the National Anthem. Sheriff Mark Hackel will follow Newman as a guest speaker in the service which honors the 30 police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical responders who have been killed in the line of duty over the past 100 years. The event also will showcase a 21-gun salute, respect of police honor guards, recognition of Ride to Remember motorcycle enthusiasts and loyalty of family members of the deceased. Additonal details can be found here.
A 911 Patriot Day Event will be held at the Walter Sundquist Pavilion at Riley Park in downtown Farmington. The event, which will include a service by the American Legion to recognize local citizens who have served our country, will begin on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. Click here for additional information about the service.
Spend the day giving back as part of the nationwide “Day of Service and Remembrance.” Grab a group of friends or family and take part in one of many volunteer projects around the Metro Detroit area as a tribute to those who were lost in the attacks. Visit the 911 Day of Service website for ideas on how to get involved.
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