"Never Forget!" Metro Detroiters hold memorials to remember 9/11 victims on the 20th anniversary

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-12 14:19:47-04

(WXYZ) — September 11, 2021, marked 20 years since America fell victim to insurgent attacks in both New York City and Washington D.C.

Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives and it was one of the deadliest days in history for U.S. firefighters.

Communities across Metro Detroit remembered the anniversary with tributes.

The Department of Homeland Security commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 8:46 a.m.

This Detroit-based event included numerous VIPs, DHS personnel, other federal agents, and first responders from local departments.

The ceremony also included local religious leaders, a Joint Honor Guard, numerous displays, and a flyover conducted by DHS aircraft.

It was be held at the General Motors Promenade Plaza on the Detroit River, 400 Renaissance Center.

Romulus' Fire Department commemorated 9/11 with a Firefighter Appreciation Ceremony at the Romulus Athletic Center to pay tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on 9/11 and to honor local firefighters and EMS workers,

The event took place on September 10, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Eastern Michigan University remembered 9/11 with a 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance Saturday at PeasePark on the University's campus. This year’s event began at 8:30 a.m..

Canton Township held a special memorial ceremony to honor and remember victims of 9/11

This special tribute was held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, 1150 S. Canton Center Road in Canton, MI.

The Port Huron Police Department held a service of remembrance on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the International Flag Plaza, Thomas Edison Parkway (North of the Blue Water Bridges).

Van Buren Township hosted a special memorial event at Grace Lake Corporate Center, in the west side parking lot, at 1 Village Center Dr in Van Buren Township, MI. In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 memorial events being held nationwide, this special event honored all the victims of the 9/11 attacks, including first responders and COVID-19 heroes on September 11, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The city of Dearborn commemorated the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 outside of the Dearborn Police Station.

The Dearborn Police Station is at 16099 Michigan Ave.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Clinton Township held its annual Patriot Day memorial service recognizing the passage of two decades since the terrorist attacks against the United States.

The 9/11 ceremony was held at Resurrection Cemetery’s American Veteran’s Memorial.

Patrick Anderson, a survivor of the 9/11 attacks spoke at a remembrance event held at the Wayne County First Responders Memorial on Edward N. Hines Drive (Hines Park) in Plymouth Township. The event started at noon.

More information can be found, here.

University of Michigan's Marching Band commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with the 'most spectacular halftime show to date.'

For the 2021 performance, each of the 400 marching band members carried some sort of light, including high-powered flashlights, glowing orbs, and illuminated umbrellas. Of those, 275 marchers also performed with flags, twirled batons, and played instruments.

Some 80 volunteers were on hand, including other marching band alumni and students from U-M's School of Music, Theatre & Dance and from Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School Marching Band.

The performance took place at the halftime performance when the Wolverines played the University of Washington Huskies at home at 8 p.m..