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9/11 Service of Remembrance

No day shall erase you from the memory of time.
— Virgil (70 BC–19 BC)

Join with family, friends, and community members as The War Memorial commemorates the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001, through the generous funding of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

This will be a moment where people of all religions, cultures, and walks of life can come together in solemn remembrance of and solidarity against the hatred that fueled those tragic events in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and indeed the entire United States and world.

Moments of silence will be observed at 8:46am and 9:03am, in observation of the two intentional World Trade Center airplane crashes.

September 11, 2019

The lakefront lawn of the historic Alger House near the Trial Gardens
Free and open to the public; registration is not required for this event

Memorializing Michigan Lives Lost on 9/11

Terence Edward Adderley, Jr. (May 12, 1979–September 11, 2001) — Royal Oak
David Alger (December 15, 1943–September 11, 2001) — Grosse Pointe
Todd M. Beamer (November 24, 1968–September 11, 2001) — Flint
Eric L. Bennett (October 17, 1971–September 11, 2001) — Flint
Frank Joseph Doyle (January 29, 1962–September 11, 2001) — Detroit
Bradley V. Hoorn (June 3, 1979–September 11, 2001) — Kalamazoo
Darya Lin (August 13, 1969–September 11, 2001) — Ann Arbor
Peter Edward Mardikian (August 27, 1972–September 11, 2001) — Kalamazoo
Margaret Elaine Mattic (November 8, 1949–September 11, 2001) — Detroit
Albert Ogletree (December 25, 1951–September 11, 2001)
Marsha D. Ratchford (May 26, 1967–September 11, 2001) — Detroit
Joshua Alan Rosenthal (June 4, 1957–September 11, 2001) — Detroit
Brock Joel Safronoff (May 16, 1975–September 11, 2001) — Traverse City
Eric Raymond Thorpe (April 17, 1966–September 11, 2001) — Grand Rapids
Brian John Terrenzi (September 21, 1972–September 11, 2001)
Lisa Marie Terry (January 31, 1959–September 11, 2001) — Highland Park
Meredith Lynn Whalen (August 9, 1978–September 11, 2001) — Canton
Marvin Roger Woods (January 6, 1944–September 11, 2001) — Owendale
Sandra Lee Wright (August 7, 1944–September 11, 2001) — Detroit

This listing of names was compiled from the 9/11 National Memorial. If you know of another individual who should be added to this list, please email

9/11 Timeline of Events

Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC)

Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC)

Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.

The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses

After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, PA

The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately

Earlier Event: October 30
Artmaking for Veterans
Later Event: November 11
Annual Veterans Day Breakfast