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Brighton Michiagan – 9/11 Dedication Scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where: Brighton Area Fire Station 31, 615 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
Date: September 11, 2011
Time: 9:00am

Sunday, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, come and join the Brighton community at Brighton Fire Station 31 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

They will be dedicating the 9/11 memorial, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, as a permanent memorial to all of the fallen victims of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center tragedy. The fallen victims will forever remain in our hearts.

Things to know before you go:

– Open to the public

– Be advised that Grand River Avenue will be closed from Main Street to Cross Street.

– Shuttle service available from Brighton Meijer

Features: Open to All
Phone: 810-229-6640
Price: Free

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Brighton – 9/11 Memorial Site Plan

City council has approved a site plan for the 9/11 memorial sculpture that will soon be installed in front of the Brighton Area  Fire Department.  The centerpiece of the memorial is a twisted steel beam that was retrieved from the heart of the ruins of the World Trade Center towers.

According to the site plan, the steel beam, which measures roughly eight feet in length and is about three feet wide, will be suspended by four metal cables attached to crooked steel beams.

Broken pieces of concrete will lay beneath the beam. Surrounding the memorial a wall will stand, etched with the names of firefighters who parished that day and the words, “We will never forget”.

The concept was designed free of charge by architect Pete Lindhout of Lindhout Associates.  Unilock, a local manufacturer of paving stones and retaining walls has agreed to install the sculpture at no cost to the city.

The beam was originally obtained through an application process that started in 2009.  The Brighton Area Fire Department sent in an outline of the memorial along with their application, including where and how the beam would be displayed to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the organization that oversees the housing of the World Trade Center’s ruins.

Captain Greg Mobray of the Brighton Area Fire Department, along with five fellow firefighters then went to New York City to pick up the piece of steel and to visit ground zero for the first time.

“It was very emotional since it was the first time any of us had been,” Mobray said.  “Pictures just don’t do it justice.  It was truly eye-opening to see the true magnitude of what happened that day.”

The beam itself will remain unmodified and shall be preserved as it sits, twisted and cloaked in rust, Mobray said.

The city plans to host a county-wide 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sept. 11 this year.  During the ceremony, the memorial will be unveiled.

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9/11: 10th Anniversary TV Specials List

Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11.  To commemorate the event, most of the network channels (as well as many cable channels) will be airing documentaries, news programs, movies or special editions of their regular programs.  A few TV specials have aired this week, but the majority will be airing on Friday, Saturday and, of course, Sunday.  To help you keep track, here is a list of the available programming.

Friday, September 9

The Early Show (7:00 am, CBS): The morning program will broadcast live from Ground Zero.

9/11 – Ten Years Later (4:00 pm, ReelzChannel): This documentary will examine how 9/11 has shaped movies, entertainment and pop culture.

America Then and Now (5:00 pm, HLN): This special report will examine how Americans’ lives have changed in the past 10 years.

CBS Evening News (6:30 pm, CBS): Scott Pelley will anchor the news from Ground Zero.

9/11: The Days After (9:00 pm, History Channel): A look at how the country changed in the days after the attacks.

Dateline (9:00 pm, NBC): Tom Brokaw will look back on the day’s events and the people he interviewed about the attacks.

Dr. Drew (9:00 pm, HLN): The celebrity rehab doc explores how families were affected by the attack and how they have been re-built.

9/11: Timeline of Terror (10:00 pm, Fox News Channel): This special revisits a timeline of the events of 9/11 as they happened.

Joy Behar (10:00 pm, HLN): Behar will interview celebrities and other newsmakers about the lessons and effects of 9/11.

Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience (11:00 pm, CNN): Time magazine and HBO present stories of courage and survival (also airs Sept. 11 at 8:46 am on HBO).

Saturday, September 10

The Early Show (CBS): The morning program broadcasts live from Ground Zero.

Nine Innings From Ground Zero (8:00 am, HBO): This HBO Sports documentary focuses on the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks, which took place barely a month after Sept. 11, and played an important role in helping the city return to a sense of normalcy.

CBS Evening News (6:30 pm, CBS): Scott Pelley again anchors the news from Ground Zero.

Inside Flight 93 (8:00 pm, A&E): A&E will be rebroadcasting its 2005 TV movie about the hijacking of Flight 93 and the passengers who fought back (also airs Sunday, September 11, at 7:00 am).

The Love We Make (9:00 pm, Showtime): This documentary chronicles Paul McCartney’s journey through New York City after his plane was grounded that morning. McCartney’s benefit concert, “The Concert for New York City,” and its planning will be featured.

On Native Soil (3:00 pm, MSNBC): This documentary, narrated by Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank, examines the 9/11 Commission’s report and interviews the people involved in putting it together (also airs Sept. 11 at 9 pm.)

The Suze Orman Show (9:00 pm PT/12:00 am ET, CNBC): Orman discussed the money lessons learned from 9/11.

Voices From Inside the Towers (9:00 pm, History): This film chronicles the stories of love and loss on 9/11.

Beyond: Messages from 9/11 (10:00 pm, BIO Channel):  Bonnie McEneaney’s husband died on 9/11, but she insists he continues to send her messages. This special takes a look at other who lost loved ones and say they have received signs from the other side.

Portraits From Ground Zero (10:00 pm, A&E):  The photos of Andrea Booher are featured in this documentary.  Booher is one of only two photographers who were given unlimited, 24-hour access to Ground Zero after the attacks.

Sunday, September 11

America Remembers (5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET, NBC & MSNBC): This three-hour special NBC News broadcast will feature the official memorial ceremonies at Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and at the United Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Penn.

In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01 (7:15 am, HBO): Former New York Major Rudolph Giuliani serves as guide as this special combines personal video and photography to illustrate what the mayor and his staff went through during 9/11 and the days that followed.

9/11: America Remembers Ten Years Later (8:00 am, ABC): Good Morning America will air a special three-hour edition anchored by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos (with Robin Roberts live from the World Trade Center).  David Muir, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour will also participate.

9/11: America Remembers (8:00 am, CBS): Scott Pelley again anchors the CBS News special live from Ground Zero. A live broadcast of Face the Nation from Ground Zero will follow.

102 Minutes that Changed America (8:46 am, A&E Networks): A&E will rebroadcast the 2008 Emmy-winning special across all of its domestic and international networks, including History Channel.

Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience (8:46 am, HBO): Time magazine and HBO present stories of courage and survival.

Telling Nicholas (10:30 am, HBO Signature): This documentary focuses on the story of 9/11 through the eyes of Nicholas, a seven-year-old boy who lost his mother in the World Trade Center.

The Guys (1:30 pm, HDNet Movies): Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia and Irene Walsh star in this drama about a group of people who come together to write eulogies for lost firefighters.

The Concert For New York City: Ten Years Later (4:00 pm, VH1): VH1 rebroadcasts 2001’s six-hour benefit concert from Madison Square Garden, featuring appearances and performances from Bill and Hillary Clinton, Elton John, Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, Bon Jovi, The Who, Jay-Z, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Jim Carrey and more.

Objects and Memory (4:00 pm, PBS): This special is narrated by Frank Langella and set to the music of Philip Glass. The program explores the importance and meaning of objects recovered during 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam War.

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (5:00 pm, Science Channel): Steven Spielberg produced this six-hour special that highlights the team trying to build the new, 104-story One World Trade Center in the face of deadlines and pressure to honor the victims.

NBC Nightly News (6:30 pm, NBC): Brian Williams will anchor a special edition of the news from Ground Zero.

60 Minutes (7:00 pm, CBS): 60 Minutes will devote an hour to 9/11 coverage.

Slammin’ Iron: Rebuilding the World (7:05 pm, HDNet): This special will tell the tale of iron workers who are risking their lives to rebuild the World Trade Center.

9/11: In Our Own Words (8:00 pm, MSNBC): NBC news anchors and reporters remember what they were doing on 9/11.

9/11: Ten Years Later (8:00 pm, CBS): Robert De Niro hosts this special, which features exclusive footage from the Naudet brothers and James Hanlon, who were inside and the around the WTC buildings on 9/11.  The documentary will also update the footage with interviews from some of the firefighters who appeared in the original documentary.

America Remembers – 9/11 (8:00 pm, PBS): The PBS NewsHour team examines the significance of 9/11 across the country in a one-hour special.

Dan Rather Reports: Dan Rather Remembers 9/11 (8:00 pm, HDNet & HDNet Movies): Rather explores how the attacks changed America and answers viewer questions.

Making the 9/11 Memorial (8:00 pm, History Channel): This special will give viewers a a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the Ground Zero memorial, from conception to installation.

Pentagon Under Fire (8:00 pm, Military Channel): This special tracks the path of the plane that attacked the Pentagon and talks to those who escaped the building.

TCM Commemorates 9/11 (8:00 pm, TCM): First responders Patrick McNally and Vernon Webb introduce an evening of films.

9/11: After the Towers Fell (9:00 pm, Military Channel): The program focuses on the race to save those trapped in the Twin Towers after their collapse.

Great Performances: “The New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11” (9:00 pm, PBS): The orchestra offers a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.

Rebirth (9:00 pm, Showtime): This Sundance documentary examines the lives of five people changed by 9/11 over the last 10 years.

The Space Between (9:00 pm, USA Network): This is Oscar winner Melissa Leo’s 2010 Tribecca Film Festival entrant.  She plays a flight attendant who must help a 10-year-old Pakistani-American boy after the attacks.

The Twins of the Twin Towers (9:00 pm, OWN): In an interesting twist, this special focuses on the more than 40 twins who lost their siblings on 9/11.

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (9:15 pm, HDNet Movies): Versions of this film have been floating around the internet for years.  They propose that 9/11 was actually the work of a U.S. government conspiracy.

9/11: The Towers and the Pentagon (10:00 pm, Military Channel): Forensic engineers explain the engineering mysteries of 9/11, including why the Pentagon survived the attack while the Twin Towers collapsed.

Remembrance and Renewal: 10 Years After the 9/11 Attacks (10:00 pm, ABC): This special edition of 20/20 will look back on 9/11.

From the Ground Up (10:15 pm, OWN): The story of five widows who lost their firefighter husbands in 9/11.

Twin Towers (10:21 pm, USA Network): This Oscar-winning documentary short is about a New York City policeman and fireman who are brothers.  The short is based on footage originally shot for a reality pilot for Dick Wolf’s production company.

Frontline: “The Man Who Knew” (10:30 pm, PBS): This special tells the story of 9/11 victim John O’Neill, a former top counter-terrorism FBI agent, who was pushed out and took a job as head of security at the World Trade Center.

Conspiracy Files: 9/11 Ten Years On (11:00 pm, HDNet Movies): This special examines the various conspiracy theories surrounding the day’s events.

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