On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Department will hold its annual commemoration, marking the anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. Particularly remembered will be the firefighters and medics who lost their lives in the tragedy.
The memorial will begin at 8:30 AM in the Glen Lake Fire Station, located at 6401 W. State Street, Glen Arbor.
The program will feature remarks by Captain Phil Klintworth, USN, Retired. Capt. Klintworth commanded the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Tautog, and Naval Submarine Base, San Diego. His career included nine major deployments and five Polaris missile deterrent patrols. He retired from the Navy in 1991.
Other community comments will be offered by the Reverend Dan DeVries, Lead Pastor of Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. Music selections will be provided by bagpiper Jack Fellows and trumpeters Ben McRea and Norm Wheeler.
The ceremony will be complemented by tours of the 9-11 Memorial Garden, designed by local artist and designer the late Ted Peterson, located outside the fire station, titled “We Remember: The Fallen, The Bravery, The Sacrifice.” An artifact, consisting of a rusted and twisted steel beam recovered from the Twin Towers wreckage, is highlighted on a basalt column in the middle of a flowing infinity pool.
The public and all local firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement, NPS, and military personnel are invited to attend.