Local Groups Pay Respects To 9/11 Victims On 15th Anniversary Of Tragic Attack

DETROIT (WWJ) — Groups throughout metro Detroit are gathering to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 15th anniversary of the tragic events this weekend.

A ceremony was held in downtown Detroit on Friday afternoon, where police and other law enforcement groups came together to pay their respects to fallen citizens, police, firefighters and more.

FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Waters spoke with WWJ Newsradio 950 after the ceremony about what it means to him to remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day.

“I was the son of a New York City firefighter — it’s always very personal for me,” Waters said. “I had a lot of close friends and associates that were killed in the attacks. I grew up in that area. So, as many of us have, we’ve resolved to live our lives in a better way.

“For me being able to serve with the FBI has given me the opportunity to do everything that I can to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Waters said.

Here’s a list of other events taking place this weekend throughout metro Detroit:

  • Annual Patriot Day event in Clinton Township at the American Veteran’s Memorial on Sunday at 6 p.m. [More Info]
  • The Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial event in Pontiac at Telegraph and County Center Dr. on Sunday at 7 p.m. [More Info]
  • The Patriots Race 5k run/walk at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy at 9 a.m. [More Info]
  • 9/11: Never Forget Project on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. [More Info]
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