Ann Arbor officials planning ceremony to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11
Ann Arbor officials today announced plans to hold a special memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks next month.
“Many families within our local community were deeply affected by the attacks on 9/11 10 years ago," said Barnett Jones, the city's safety services administrator. "This service aims to give us all the opportunity to remember and honor those whose lives were lost."
City officials are inviting the public to join the city's police officers and firefighters for the event, which runs from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.
City officials said the event will go on rain or shine and will serve a three-fold purpose: to remember those who lost their lives, to honor those who served heroically, and to thank those who continue to serve the community as leaders and first responders.
The program will include remarks from Mayor John Hieftje, Fire Chief Chuck Hubbard and Jones. Fifth Avenue will be closed to traffic between Ann and Huron during the service.
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