MichiganRemembers.org was set up to remember those from Michigan, and those with strong ties to Michigan, that lost their lives during the attacks on 9-11. Even though the state is miles away from where any of the attacks happened, many Michiganders were directly touched by the events of the day. As the tenth anniversary of 9-11 approaches, the site hopes to hear from as many people as possible.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund and Jam for Vets charities are hosting a 5k walk/run on September 11, 2011 on Detroit’s Belle Isle. Proceeds will support sending two Michigan first responders and veterans to New York City as our state’s representatives in the national Tunnel to Towers 5k on September 25th. The national run is a symbolic event to remember the victims that perished on September 11, 2001, and to honor the 343 firefighters, police officers, and port authority officers, and other first responders who gave their lives trying to save as many people as possible.
9-11 Remembrance Ceremony and 5k run/walk to Honor Local First Responder
5k run/walk raising funds to send Michigan first responder to NYC for National 5k Event
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is hosting its seventh annual Run to Remember 5k run/walk on September 9th in Lansing’s Old Town. The event will include a brief remembrance ceremony with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to mark the time that the first plane struck the Twin Towers. The 5k run/walk will start at 9:11 a.m.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Fund’s programming. This includes recognizing area first responders for their dedication to our state by sending them to New York City to represent Michigan in the National Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk on September 24th. Lansing Township Police Department’s Brett Ramsden was selected by the Fund’s nomination committee based on his daily service to the people of Michigan and their communities. Ramsden, of Ovid, has been a police officer with the department for almost ten years and a medical examiner investigator for six. Brett also serves as a Firefighter at the Mason Fire Department and background investigator at Ingham County 9-1-1. Michigan Representative Tom Cochran will be at the Lansing 5k to introduce and recognize Ramsden.
“We are excited and proud to be sending Brett to New York to represent Michigan,” said Lauren Branneman, Executive Director of the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund. “We encourage everyone to join us in Lansing’s Old Town on September 9th to send him off with our support.”
As part of its mission to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also as a day of heroism and sacrifice, the Fund hosts an annual scholarship program. The scholarship requires high school juniors and seniors to research, write, and submit an essay on the September 11, 2001 events, its causes, aftermaths, and resulting wars and world events.
The public is invited to attend the family (and pet) friendly remembrance ceremony and 5k run/walk. Registration is available at
About the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund
The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund was founded in 2006 by Patrick Anderson, who was in the World Trade Center when the first plane hit. Anderson, who escaped from the tower, is Principal & CEO of East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group, LLC. The fund’s mission is to ensure that future generations remember Sept. 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also a day of heroism and sacrifice. We do so by remembering those who lost their lives on 9/11/01, and by celebrating the brave men and women across Michigan who protect and serve our communities on a daily basis.