CBS Radio Detroit held a special memorial ceremony Sunday honoring the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001 at Metro Beach Metropark in Harrison Township.
The evening started out with a great sense of community … we enjoyed family fun activities, met and thanked members of our military and first responders. We also got to check out a whole slew of military vehicles, including Humvees, armored vehicles, a helicopter, Naval Destroyer ship model and more.
At 6 p.m. we watched a US Coast Guard helicopter fly over the metropark. Around 8 p.m., the National Anthem was played, marking the beginning of our formal tribute. The TEAM Selfridge Color Guard performed their Presentation of Colors. Members of the military and first responders were introduced, then the firing party and Honor Guard. Taps was played. Then the crowd released sky lanterns into the night sky to the strains of “God Bless America” at 9:11 p.m.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity in donating $5 per sky lantern, CBS Detroit Radio raised a significant amount of money to give to the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Emergency Disaster Services.
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