9/11 anniversary vigil Sunday at The Henry Ford

DEARBORN — The city, the Dearborn Area Ministerial Association and The Henry Ford are coming together to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, during a Remembrance & Unity candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, on the front lawn of Henry Ford Museum.
The event is free to the public.

Gov. Rick Snyder will join Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. and The Henry Ford President Patricia Mooradian at the ceremony that will offer both reflection on the past events and a shared hope for the future.

“We are inviting everyone to join us at this event, which will highlight the unity of our community,” O’Reilly said. “The tragic events of September 11 drew us together like never before as a nation, a state and a city. We will remember with respect the impact of that day 10 years ago, and at the same time reinforce the enduring community connections that comforted us then, and continue to strengthen us now.”

The vigil will include community leaders, members of the clergy and music. It will be held regardless of the weather and last about one hour. Candles will be provided, and seating for people who are disabled will be available.

“It is truly an honor to host this event at The Henry Ford,” Mooradian said. “In 2001, days after the events that occurred on September 11, we found people coming through our museum gates in an effort to seek solace and refuge and to be inspired by our nation’s history in a time of great uncertainty. Ten years later, we feel it is so important to gather as one community, to remember and to move forward with great hope and optimism for the future.”

For more information, call The Henry Ford at (313) 982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.

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