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Eastern Michigan University announces 9/11 memorial event on Saturday

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YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University will be holding a remembrance ceremony for the terror attack victims of 9/11 on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

The event will be held at Pease Park on EMU’s campus.

The solemn, 30-minute ceremony will be attended by first responders, faculty, students, staff and members of the community.

The memorial will feature a steel beam from the World Trade Center’s South Tower. The beam is from the building’s 74th floor, just four floors down from where the second plane made impact.

During the ceremony, participants can expect to see a performance of the national anthem, a display by EMU’s ROTC Honor Guard, the folding of an American flag and a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to coincide with the time the attacks began.

At the conclusion of the event, attendees will place carnations on the memorial.

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