DEARBORN, Mich. – The City of Dearborn is observing the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 in two important ways: by promoting the National Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 and by partnering with The Henry Ford and the Dearborn Area Ministerial Association (DAMA) for a public Remembrance and Unity Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11
The National Moment of Remembrance, initiated by the U.S. Senate, asks all people in America to cease work or other activity at 1 p.m. September 11.
It is also asked that the moment be marked in an appropriate manner, including by ringing bells, blowing whistles, or sounding sirens at 1 p.m.
The Dearborn City Council, upon request of Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., approved the resolution in support of the National Moment of Remembrance at Tuesday’s council meeting. Please be aware that the city’s emergency alarm system will be activated at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 11.
In addition, Mayor O’Reilly is inviting the public to attend the Remembrance and Unity Vigil Sunday on the lawn of the Henry Ford Museum, the same site that hosted a community candlelight ceremony in September, 2001.
The City is joining with The Henry Ford and DAMA, as well as the Dearborn Public Schools, Vanguard Voices and other community members to honor those who perished on September 11, recognize the changes that the event brought to all of our lives, and to look forward with hope, empowered by strong community connections.
Mayor O’Reilly and Gov. Rick Snyder will speak and the ceremony will be hosted by Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford.
Local clergy will offer prayers and reflections, and members of the community will light candles in memory of the victims, and in honor of the heroes and families still touched by the tragedy.
Other members of the community will present hopeful visions for a more peaceful world.
The ceremony should last about one hour and will be presented regardless of the weather. Candles will be provided. Chairs will be available only for people who are disabled.