Remembering 9-11

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SpartanNash is proud to sponsor the 14th annual 9/11 Community Day of Remembrance Scout Salute at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.


This event, which is the nation’s only continuous salute to the flag from sunrise to sunset, honors all the victims and heroes who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event is led by the Boy Scouts of America President Ford Field Service Council and is supported by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.


All members of the community are invited to participate in this daylong event.


Location:         Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Hours:             7:18 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 


7:18 AM Introduction of Color Guard and Beginning of Salute

9:10 AM Moment of Silence led by Mayor George Heartwell

8:46 AM-9:37 AM Ringing of the Bells

12:15 PM Closing of Morning Ceremony

7:00 PM Music provided by Salvation Army Band

7:20 PM Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley

7:40 PM Honor and Remember Flag Dedication, SpartanNash

7:50 PM President Ford President Wayman Britt

8:00 PM Final Salute

See the full agenda 


9/11: A Day That Changed America Exhibit

New York and Grand Rapids: A Visual Comparison Exhibit

Flags for the Fallen

Memorial Wall

Special Guests:

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley

Mayor George Heartwell

Kent County Assistant Administrator Wayman Britt