Salvation Army and Guardian Riders 9/11 Ceremony In Michigan City
The Salvation Army of Michigan City, the Guardian Riders and the Michigan City Fire Department are partnering together to create a memorial program to take place in Michigan City this year, honoring and remembering those who died during the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. A 9/11 Remembrance Program and Stair Climb will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 am at the Michigan City Elston YMCA, 1202 Spring St., Michigan City. Keynote speaker will be Major Becky Simmons of The Salvation Army of Michigan City who will share her story of visiting Ground Zero in New York City following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Also taking part in the event will be firefighters with the Michigan City Fire Department as well as students of the A.K. Smith Career Center’s fire science class, who will be conducting a stair climb tribute throughout the event. This includes climbing 110 flights of stairs in the YMCA gymnasium, equaling about 2,200 steps, in honor of fallen firefighters on September 11.
The Guardian Riders, a local organization that works to help active duty military personnel and veterans, were key in developing this program to honor the 9/11 victims.
Other groups and individuals who will participate in this event include the Michigan City High School JROTC, which will present colors; the American Legion Post 37 providing a 21-gun salute; Leigh Morris, who will sing the National Anthem; and Pipe Major Craig Brooks of the Celtic Guard Academy, who will close the ceremony.
This event is free and open to the public.
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