Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, Art Van Furniture, 98.7 AMP Radio and CBS Detroit are joining together to honor those who lost their lives and acted heroically on September 11, 2001. On this 10 year anniversary, we’ll be celebrating with a very special memorial ceremony and you’re invited to participate!
Here’s how it works:
- Stop by any Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer or Art Van Furniture store
- Make a $5 donation and receive a floating sky lantern. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Emergency Disaster Services.
- On 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. please join us in lighting the lantern in remembrance
- Join 98.7 AMP Radio and Public Service Credit Union at Metro Beach Metropark for a ceremony honoring those lost on 9/11. The event will kick off at 5pm with family activities, music, food and color guards. The event will end with a lighting of lanterns at 9:11pm.
- Entry into the park after 3pm is FREE to the public!
- US Military and First Responders on site, including a Naval Destroyer Ship Model, HUMVEEs, an armored vehicle for rescue (AVR), 7-ton transport truck, AS-350 Helicopter, border patrol vehicle, coast guard patrol boat, Air National Guard motorcycle, ATV and assault weapons and US Navy collectibles
- TEAM Selfridge Color Guard, Veterans Services Office Honor Guard and Buglers Across America on site
- 5pm-8:15pm: Family activities, meet and thank First Responders and Military
- 6pm: US Coast Guard Selfridge helicopter will fly over the Metropark
- 8:15pm: Formal tribute begins with the National Anthem and Color Guard Presentation of Colors
- 8:25pm: Welcome remarks and introduction of Military and First Responders, demonstration of Sky Lantern operation
- 8:50pm: Introduction of Firing Party and Honor Guard, Taps is played
- 9:05pm: Lighting of the sky lanterns
- 9:11pm: “God Bless America” played by all CBS Radio Detroit stations in memoriam
- 9:30pm: Event conclusion
For more information including an additional event at Lake Erie Metropark, click here.