95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids and 95.3 FM Muskegon
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Services, blood drive among events marking 9/11 in Michigan

American flag half mast
defenseimagery.mil via Wikimedia | Public Domain
/
Wikimedia.org

Michigan residents marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with memorial services, mobile exhibits and a big blood drive at a racetrack.

More than 550 people visited the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Sunday to donate blood for the Spirit of America drive.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports participants could ride a tram around the track and pass a field of flags representing lives lost.

WOOD-TV reports Grand Valley State University students organized a memorial including 2,977 mini-U.S. flags at its two western Michigan campuses.

The "9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit" was also displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.

Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001.

Related Content