9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Scheduled Across WM

posted by Matt Gilcheck - 

Ceremonies remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks are scheduled Tuesday across Michigan.

Retired Brigadier Gen. Michael McDaniel will take part in ceremonies that start  just after 7 a.m. in Grand Rapids. West Michigan events include: 

  • Allendale: U.S. flag placement outside Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center, starting at 7 a.m.
  • Grand Rapids: 9/11 Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from dawn to dusk at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • Grand Rapids: U.S. flag placement near GVSU's Beckering Family Carillion Tower at DeVos Center, starting at 7 a.m.
  • Kalamazoo: 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Wings Event Center, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Kalamazoo: 9/11 Remembrance Event at Bronson Park, 5:30 p.m. 

Eastern  Michigan University's annual Ceremony of Remembrance starts at 8:30  a.m. at the school's 9/11 Memorial at Pease Park in Ypsilanti. The memorial features a steel beam from the 74th floor of the World Trade Center's South Tower.

Lansing's police and fire departments also will hold a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at Wentworth Park.

Terrorists used hijacked planes to crash Sept. 11, 2001, into the World Trade  Centers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks.

(Courtesy: WOOD TV)

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