The Salvation Army of Michigan City, the Guardian Riders and the Michigan City Fire Department are partnering together to create a memorial program to honor and remember those who died during terror attacks on September 11, 2001. It will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:30 am at the Michigan City Elston YMCA, 1202 Spring Street, Michigan City.
Keynote speaker will be Major Becky Simmons of The Salvation Army of Michigan City who will share her story of visiting Ground Zero in New York City following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Also taking part in the event will be firefighters with the Michigan City Fire Department as well as students of the A.K. Smith Career Center’s fire science class, who will be conducting a stair climb tribute throughout the event. The Guardian Riders, a local organization that works to help active duty military personnel and veterans, will provide a flag line; Michigan City High School JROTC will present colors; the American Legion Post 37 will provide a 21-gun salute and Taps; vocalist Leigh Morris will sing the National Anthem; and Pipe Major Craig Brooks of the Celtic Guard Academy will close the ceremony. Additional speakers include Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City and Chief Randy Novak of the Michigan City Fire Department.
This event is free and open to the public.