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Local events set to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9-11

by Thom Myers

Sept. 6, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Three major events are set in Kalamazoo and Portage to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and many other activities are planned locally and in communities throughout the region.

Saturday, Sept. 10
CommUniverCity Night, Waldo Stadium

A brief observance will be held just prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff of the CommUniverCity Night football game between WMU and Nicholls State, including a tribute to community first responders.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Overlander Bandshell, Portage

A service in Portage sponsored by local churches is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Overlander Bandshell, 7810 Shaver Road. The service will include music and presentation of colors, and will be followed by an ice cream social.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo

A commemorative ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. Participants scheduled include Air Force retired Brig. Gen. Thomas Edmonds, former Kalamazoo County sheriff; U.S. Rep. Fred Upton; the Kalamazoo Pipe Band; By Chance gospel group; and vocalist Catrinka Johnson, of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Denise Posie and Rabbi Harvey Spivak will offer prayers. The rain location is First United Methodist Church, located at the west end of the park.

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