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EMU Remembers Those Who Died On September 11th

Sep 11, 2017

A September 11th memorial service was held this morning at Eastern Michigan University.


With carnations in hand, over 70 people remembered those who died on September 11th.  The group gathered around a steel beam from the World Trade Center that is now located at Pease Park at Eastern Michigan University.

Among them was EMU student Calena Wilson, who was two years old when the attacks took place.

"I decided to come out this morning, because I've always heard of all the lives lost, and I wasn't there obviously, but it's just sad that that had to happen.  And I just wanted to pay my respects in anyway I can."

Stories were told about people who worked at the World Trade Center and became heroes that day by helping others evacuate.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu