Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A plan for a memorial that will incorporate a piece of the World Trade Center was displayed during the event.
Farmington Public Safety Director Bob Schulz unveiled plans Tuesday for a planned memorial that would honor the lives of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Schulz displayed a rendering of the memorial during the 9/11 Patriot Day ceremony, held at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park in downtown Farmington. Designed by S3 Architects, the rectangular monument will incorporate a beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, which came down after planes slammed into them 11 years ago. "We wanted it to be something people could look at, touch ... just come and enjoy it," he said. The cost of the memorial is about $12,000. Anyone interested in making a donation toward the cost may contact Schulz, 248-…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The American Legion will recognize citizens who have served in the Armed Forces and police officers and firefighters of the year.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
A 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 starting at 6 p.m. at the Walter Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park in downtown Farmington. The American Legion Groves-Walker Post #346 of Farmington, along with the Cities of Farmington Hills and Farmington, will present the annual event to honor those who currently serve our country or have served in the past. In the U.S., Patriot Day is designated in memory of the nearly three thousand people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Event organizer Joel Storchan, Second Vice Commander from the American Legion Groves-Walker Post #346, encourages community members to attend and show their support. During the event, the American Legion will recognize local citizens who …
Monday, September 12, 2011
A Sunday afternoon ceremony recognizes Farmington and Farmington Hills officers and firefighters.
While no one will ever forget the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, those who marked the event Sunday in Farmington were also urged to look to the future. More than a hundred local residents and emergency workers observed the community's annual Patriot Day ceremony at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park Sunday afternoon. Each year, the event honors outstanding Farmington Public Safety and Farmington Hills Police officers, and Farmington Hills firefighters. This year, a group of firefighters who walked in October 2001 from the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit to the George Washington Bridge in New York were also recognized. Firefighter Jim Etzin, who spoke on behalf of the walkers, said once in New York, they …