SOURCE: The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

September 06, 2011 11:46 ET

The City of Dearborn, the Dearborn Area Ministerial Association and the Henry Ford Remember the Events of 9/11 With Remembrance & Unity Candlelight Vigil September 11, 2011 at the Henry Ford

Public Invited to Attend Event to Be Held on Front Lawn of Henry Ford Museum

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - The City of Dearborn, the Dearborn Area Ministerial Association (DAMA) and The Henry Ford are coming together to remember the events of September 11, 2001 during a "Remembrance & Unity" candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 on the front lawn of Henry Ford Museum. The event is free to the public.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will join Dearborn Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr. and The Henry Ford President Patricia Mooradian at this solemn 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," said Mayor O'Reilly. "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 ten 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," said Mooradian. "In 2001, days after the events that occurred on September 11th, 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, please call The Henry Ford at 313-982-6001 or visit the website at

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