Grand Rapids citizens remembered the events of September 11, 2001 at the exact time of the attacks (September 11, 2009)
Updated: Friday, 11 Sep 2009, 12:25 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 11 Sep 2009, 10:22 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Like citizens around the country, Grand Rapids came together to remember and honor those who died on September 11, 2001.
Governor Granholm ordered all flags to be lowered to half staff across the state Friday, and asked everyone to honor a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m -- the time the plane hit the north tower of hte World Trade Center.
At the Ford Museum, the Boy Scouts began a day of events by leading a salute at 7:15 a.m. Throughout the day there are programs and speeches to honor the heroes of 9/11.
A weekend of events begins Friday in Portage at the Air Zoo, including displays, re-enactments, worship services and a speech by a four-star general.
In Kalamazoo's Bronson Park, the pubic is invited to a commemorative event starting at 4 p.m. It includes a speech by a 9/11 eyewitness to the attack in New York, and a show of appreciation for police, fire and emergency workers.
Also, Saturday in Grand Rapids there's a Patriot Day parade to honor those who died and those who served on September 11.