Here's a look at some ceremonies and sites where you can take a few minutes to reflect on the terrorist attacks of September 11 that killed more than 3,000 people, took down the Twin Towers in New York City and left the nation forever changed.
Clinton Township has observed Patriot Day annually since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001. Its 2012 ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Veteran’s Memorial in Resurrection Cemetery.
The program will begin at 6:45 p.m., and will feature speakers representing the nation’s armed forces, music and a candlelight ceremony.
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An 80-pound steel I-beam that once was part of the foundation of the World Trade Centers is now proudly displayed at the Shelby Township Fire Department.
Shelby Township got the piece of U.S. world history in 2011, after applying for it in 2009 with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The 9/11 World Trade Center artifact is on display at the Shelby Township fire department headquarters, 6345 23 Mile Road, just west of Van Dyke. Visitors are welcome to view the artifact Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visit the Veterans Memorial At Shelby Municipal Hall
Shelby Township officials said every year for September 11, people come to pay their respects at the veterans memorial in front of the city hall, which is located at 52700 Van Dyke.
The 9-foot solid granite, 7,000-pound sculpture in front of the Macomb County Administration Building on Cass Avenue in Mount Clemens, was unveiled a few months ago.
The memorial has the names of 15 Macomb County servicemen killed in action in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere since war on terror began in 2001.
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