Our mission is to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and as a day of heroism and sacrifice. We do so by remembering and honoring those that lost their lives on 9/11/01, including 42 with Michigan connections. We also celebrate and thank the brave men and women across Michigan who protect and serve our communities and the nation each day.
The memories of September 11, 2001 are often a burden borne silently and respectfully. Sadly, those memories are fading, even though the wounds are still fresh for those that lost loved ones. The Fund was founded by survivors of 9/11, who know that without the selfless actions of strangers, they too may have perished that day.
We carry out our mission with an interactive map on our website of 9-11 memorials across Michigan, and by maintaining a remembrance page for the 42 people with Michigan connections that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Our efforts give us the ability to keep the significance of September 11, 2001 alive for the people of Michigan and to continue honoring our everyday heroes.
The fund is a registered non-profit corporation with the State of Michigan, and qualifies as a private operating foundation to which donations are deductible as allowed under section 501(c)(3) of federal tax laws. Donations can be made by mail to The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund 1555 Watertower Place, Suite 100, East Lansing, Michigan 48823. We appreciate your support.
EAST LANSING, Sept. 9, 2023 - Most Americans know the name Todd Beamer, the 9/11 hero who famously said “Let’s roll” before preventing the terrorists aboard United Flight 93 from completing their attack on that fateful day. In the struggle, the flight crashed over a Pennsylvania field. While we grieve the loss of life, we honor Beamer and his fellow passengers today. Their heroism prevented that plane from crashing into its Washington, D.C. target and killing many more people.
Many are not aware that Beamer was a Flint native. Michigan Remembers looks back today at the Michigan roots of this man who gave everything to protect his country, and solemnly remembers each of the 42 Michigan victims of 9/11 who perished in the 9/11 attacks. Their profiles can be found at michiganremembers.org, and we hope you, too, will take a moment to reflect on their lives and their sacrifice on this 22nd anniversary.
“It has been our mission to recognize every person from Michigan who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,'' said Patrick L. Anderson, one of the founders of the Michigan Remembers 9/11 Fund and a survivor of the New York City attacks. “We intend to make sure their names and their stories are not forgotten, no matter how many years pass.”
Anderson is known as the principal and CEO of the Anderson Economic Group in East Lansing, but he was also staying in the World Trade Center Marriott for a conference that day. His story was featured on the national PBS series “We’ll Meet Again’ in 2018.
The Michigan Remembers 9/11 Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity and its efforts are entirely supported by private donations. The Fund has previously sponsored "Run to Remember" events, high school essay contests, and travel for Michigan’s first responders to the World Trade Center for 9/11 events.