Boy Scout Salute in Remembrance of September 11
As September 11 approaches, members of the community are invited to join the President Ford Council, Boy Scouts of America, as they prepare, once again, to lead the West Michigan community in a September 11th "Scout Salute," as a day of remembrance for those who died during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
What: The President Ford Council has held a "Scout Salute" remembrance each year from sun up to sun down since September 11, 2002.
7:15 a.m. The Scout Salute will begin with the lowering of the flag from full- to half-staff
8:46 a.m. At 8:46 a.m. (the time the first plane hit the first tower), the Remembrance Program will begin. In addition to the Boy Scouts, honor guards from local police, fire and military units will join members of the community in a moment of silence followed by remarks by Steven Ford, President Gerald R. Ford's son
Noon Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will honor the men and women who serve the community as members of fire and police departments, EMS and the military
7:45 p.m. Closing program, featuring bagpipe players and taps performed by veterans, will include remarks from Mike Sulgrove, CEO of the President Ford Council before the final salute and the flag being raised to full-staff
WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 7:15 a.m. (sunrise) – 7:45 p.m. (sundown) p.m.
WHERE: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Starts at 07:15 AM