Tuesday, September 11, 2012
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller is scheduled to hold a special hearing in Washington, D.C. today to examine the present state of border security, given the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
On this date 11 years ago, a series of terrorist attacks stunned the nation and shaped the future of an entire generation. Today, on the anniversary of Sept. 11, cities and towns across the country remember those who were lost in the attacks as well as the servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives in the War on Terror since. U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (District 10 - Macomb Township) released the following statement in regard to the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11. The United States of America is the only nation in the history of the world that was founded upon the ideas of individual freedom and liberty and that all men are created equal. Since our founding, Americans have helped to spread that idea across the globe. 11 years ago …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Students, staff and parents of St. Peter Lutheran School participated in a one-mile Patriot Walk Friday to honor America's Armed Forces and remember those lost on and after Sept. 11.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Students, staff and parents of St. Peter Lutheran School participated in a one-mile Patriot Walk Friday to pay tribute to America's Armed Forces and remember those lost on and after Sept. 11.
Though few in the sea of red, white and blue-clad students at the 2012 St. Peter Lutheran School Patriot Walk were old enough to actually remember the Sept. 11 attacks, none wore their country's colors or waved their American flags with any less pride or enthusiasm. "The Patriot Walk has become an annual tradition for our school community as we remember the tragic terrorist attacks on our country," said St. Peter Principal Kyle Chuhran. "Life in our country changed on that day ... this represents the resiliency and spirit of the American people." Want more local news and events? Sign up for the Patch newsletter and get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox – free. The school held its fourth annual Patriot Walk Friday, starting with a…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, Sept. 11, was a day to remember the tragedy that occurred a decade ago. This week is to celebrate the spirit of America that has endured despite the anger and sadness of the past.
Yesterday was devoted to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks. Today, and every day this week, will be dedicated to celebrating the enduring spirit of America, a spirit only strengthened through the tragic events of 10 years ago. Anchored between two key dates in American history—the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17—Patriot Week was created in 2009. This year, Macomb County officials have proclaimed Sept. 11-17 Patriot Week throughout the county. “It is important to be reminded of the principles our nation was founded upon,” said Kathy D. Vosburg, board of commissioners chair, in a press release about the holiday. “I hope residents get involved in some way, …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sept. 11 survivor Jerry Molnar visited Michigan for the first time Sunday to share his story of faith and experience pre- and post-Sept. 11, 2001.
The low tones of the tolling bell in the distant steeple could be heard throughout the testimony given by Sept. 11 survivor Jerry Molnar at Immanuel Lutheran Church Sunday morning. Rung in 15-minute intervals for almost four hours, each tone honored one of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Within the worship center itself, hundreds gathered to hear Molnar share the story of his faith before and after Sept. 11. "I'm still caught up in the last part of it," said Macomb resident Eric Thompson, of Molnar's testimony. "It brought tears to your eyes. We're just trying to remember those who lost their lives." "And how God works," added Thompson's wife Gail. "We're so blessed in this country but it's not without a cost." The …
In hundreds of communities, chunks of steel from the Twin Towers beget memories of a day to mourn and prayers for a future of peace. Today, Patch shares many of those stories with you.
To the son who followed a family legacy into firefighting, it evokes the father and former Long Island fire chief who fell that day. To the director of a Georgia park, it explains why he’s been called to war three times in the past decade. To the residents of Gig Harbor, WA, it required no less than an escort of firefighters, paramedics and as many as 100 motorcycles during its nine-day, cross-country passage from New York City to the crash site of United Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to its new home in the Pacific Northwest. Shards of a symbol, hunks of steel. Bolt-studded, fire-scarred beams that until 9/11 supported the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York now lie scattered across American …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Here are observances and events marking the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 and the attacks on America.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
There will be a national moment of remembrance at 1 p.m.; many Metro Detroit communities are participating. 9/11 Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil at the Capitol: The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division will hold a 9/11 Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil from 7-9 p.m. on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing. First responders are encouraged to attend in uniform. The Capitol is located at 100 N. Capitol Ave. The Metroparks and CBC Detroit Radio are holding a special rememberance for 9/11 to honor victims and thank protectors. All seven Metroparks will have “9/11 Michigan Remembers” tribute banners. Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown and Metro Beach Metropark in Harrison Township have special …
On the 10th anniversary, CBS Radio Detroit and Huron-Clinton Metroparks will host a ceremony and sky lantern lighting to honor the victims and Michigan's military and public safety personnel.
To honor the victims of Sept. 11 and thank Michigan’s military and first-response personnel, Huron-Clinton Metroparks and CBS Radio Detroit have teamed up to host tribute events this Sunday at Metro Beach and Lake Erie parks. Admission to the parks will be free starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The “Michigan Remembers” event festivities will run from 5 p.m. to about 8:15 p.m., and will include a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover at 6 p.m. At Metro Beach Metropark near Mt. Clemens, there will be face painting, a bounce house and live music, among other attractions. Military personnel, police and firefighters from Harrison Township and Macomb County and staff from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Naval District Detroit …
Take a look at how some local clergy members reacted to 9/11 and how it has shaped their congregations.
Watching the horrific images on TV of two planes crashing into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, sparked many strong emotions for Americans: sadness, rage, anger, insecurity and fear, just to name a few. When those emotions are conjured up, most often, the religious and the nonreligious alike turn to their faith to find comfort and strength. Whatever religion you may be, the wise words from your local cleric remind you that God is good and has a plan for us all. But have you ever wondered who gives your pastor, priest, preacher, rabbi, imam or any other spiritual leader the strength to deliver such a powerful message to you and even find a way to be hopeful. Well, we at Patch did, so we asked a few local clergy members how they were able …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Waving miniature American flags and listening to the words of local officials and American heroes, students and staff at St. Peter Lutheran and Lutheran High School North commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 on Friday.
Hundreds of students and staff from St. Peter Lutheran and Lutheran High School North joined local officials Friday to pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Lutheran North teacher John Dumar and Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. James Livingston spoke at the morning ceremony before the Macomb County Sheriff's Mounted Division led students and staff on a one-mile "Patriot Walk" through surrounding neighborhoods. This third annual Patriot Walk was dedicated to Sgt. Davin Dumar, a Lutheran North alumnus who was seriously wounded while serving a tour in Afghanistan in July 2011.