The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is hosting its Community Day of Remembrance where more than 1,000 West Michigan Boy Scouts are saluting the flag from sun up to sundown paying their respects to all who died 16 years ago during the 9-11 terror attacks. “

Second row attention. Right hand salute.”

“How many times have you saluted?” I ask a young Boy Scout. “Probably around 20?”

“First row, too. Left face. Forward march.”

“7:18 this morning…”

“All rows advance.”

Post-9/11 Muslim identity explored in Michigan performance

Feb 16, 2017

A National Medal of Arts recipient is presenting a performance at the University of Michigan exploring the post-9/11 lives of young Muslim New Yorkers. Ping Chong + Company will perform "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity" on Saturday at Power Center for the Performing Arts. The interview-based theater production includes people raised Muslim, converted to the faith or left it.

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Michigan residents marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with memorial services, mobile exhibits and a big blood drive at a racetrack.

More than 550 people visited the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Sunday to donate blood for the Spirit of America drive.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports participants could ride a tram around the track and pass a field of flags representing lives lost.

WOOD-TV reports Grand Valley State University students organized a memorial including 2,977 mini-U.S. flags at its two western Michigan campuses.


As the nation remembers the men and women who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks, the “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit is on display at Grand Rapids’ Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum through Sunday.

“I felt sad inside and I had this feeling that I couldn’t really explain.”

“It was hard to see all these people just, get killed and it was just so hard but the people who saved them really had a big soul.”

“I wish the firefighters could have saved everybody in there.”

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Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, with the Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum continuing its Community Day of Remembrance led by the Boy Scouts. The Museum Foundation's Joe Calvaruso joins us to share the details.  

Grand Rapids is hosting an exhibit commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 

Lisa Luckett

Jul 21, 2016

Lisa Luckett, a 9/11 widow, has a message of hope, courage and peace for the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 911 terrorist attaks . She founded Cozmeena Enlightened Living  and we  hear her inspirational story this morning.

Michigan lowering US flags in honor of Sept. 11 victims

Sep 11, 2015

Michigan is lowering U.S. flags to half-staff in remembrance of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The lowering is for Friday, the 14th anniversary of the attacks. Gov. Rick Snyder says in a statement: "We join together as Americans to remember the innocent lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the sacrifices made. We keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers."

Artifacts unveiled as Michigan marks anniversary of 9/11

Sep 11, 2015

A 500-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center will be displayed in southwestern Michigan, one of many events on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
After a ceremony Friday, the beam will be permanently displayed next to the Benton Harbor library. Two firefighters from Niles Township drove to New York to bring the artifact to Berrien County.
In Ann Arbor, University of Michigan students are displaying 2,977 American flags, one for each victim of the terrorist attacks.


Don't miss the 14th Annual Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute on the grounds of the Gerald R Ford Museum. Guests, including a scout, join us to talk about it.