Gerald R. Ford Museum features exhibits from 9/11 Museum

Gerald R Ford 911 Exhibits 091115


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Exhibits from the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City and a rescue vehicle that was used following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, will be on display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

The exhibits will join the 14th annual Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute happening at the Ford Museum on September 11.

>>Photos: Ford Museum hosts 9/11 ceremonies

A rescue vehicle that was used following the 9/11 terror attacks is on display at the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
A rescue vehicle that was used following the 9/11 terror attacks is on display at the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Events are scheduled from sunrise to sunset at the museum in downtown Grand Rapids to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

Nearly 3,000 flags will be placed outside of the museum in memory of the 9/11 victims.

The Ford Museum will be free and open to the public while the special exhibits are on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 11.

Friday evening SpartanNash will present a flag to the parents of Army Specialist 4th Class Brian K. Derks, who was killed in action August 13, 2005, in Iraq.

The schedule of events during the commemoration includes:

September 11:

  • 7:18 a.m. (sunrise) Scout Salute begins – the community is encouraged to participate at any time during the day
  • 8:40 a.m. Honor Guard lowers flag from full- to half-staff
  • 8:45 a.m. Moment of Silence and Remembrance
  • 8:46 a.m. The Salute Bell will be rung one time for Tower 1 (the time the first plane hit the first tower)
  • 8:50 a.m. Introduction of speaker Mayor George Heartwell
  • 9:03 a.m. The Salute Bell will be rung one time for Tower 2
  • 9:37 a.m. The Salute Bell will be rung one time for the Pentagon
  • 10:03 a.m. The Salute Bell will be rung one time for United Airlines Flight 93
  • Noon Ceremony to honor Police, Fire, EMS and Military members
  • 12:30-2 p.m. Canine unit demonstration, meet and greet at Ah-Nab-Awen Park
  • 7 p.m. Evening ceremonies begin
    • Performance by The Salvation Army Brass Ban
    • SpartanNash Honor and Remember flag presentation
    • Remarks from keynote speaker Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley
    • Remarks from Boy Scout Council President Wayman Britt
    • The final salute and the flag being raised to full-staff
  • 8 p.m. (sunset) Scout Salute closes

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