There will be a national moment of remembrance at 1 p.m.; many Metro Detroit communities are participating.
9/11 Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil at the Capitol: The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division will hold a 9/11 Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil from 7-9 p.m. on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing. First responders are encouraged to attend in uniform. The Capitol is located at 100 N. Capitol Ave.
The Metroparks and CBC Detroit Radio are holding a special rememberance for 9/11 to honor victims and thank protectors. All seven Metroparks will have “9/11 Michigan Remembers” tribute banners. Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown and Metro Beach Metropark in Harrison Township have special events starting at 5 p.m. At 9:11 p.m. both of these parks will have a sky lantern lighting ceremonies. The skylanterns will be released as a remembrance.(Note: sky lanterns are biodegradable. They can be purchased that evening for a $5 donation to the Salvation Army.)
The A-OK Service Day will take place at several Focus: HOPE locations throughout Metro Detroit from noon to 5 p.m. You can sign up online.
Oakland County 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: Franklin-Bingham Fire Chief Tony Averbuch, who volunteered at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks a decade ago, will speak at ceremony hosted by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. The service begins at 2 p.m. in front of the West Wing annex of the Oakland County Courthouse located at 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac.
Oakland County Parks are offering free entry to visitors on Sunday in honor of Patriots' Day. Guests can enjoy the natural areas and trails at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks.
Andiamo restaurants will recognize first responders and U.S. military personnel by donating 10 percent of the profits from Sunday, Sept. 11, to a local charity. Andiamo also invites Metro Detroit first responders and active and non-active U.S. military personnel in to enjoy one complimentary entree with a valid government id (up to $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner.) There are Andiamo locations throughout Metro Detroit.
- will honor those killed on Sept. 11 with a special 9/11 Sunday Mass. Military service members are invited to attend. Times are at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 12400 23 Mile Rd.
- The will hold a ceremony on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. to remember the firefighters who were killed on 9/11. The department will display and display the names of those killed in the terrorist attacks.
- The Shelby Township Veterans Committee will remember the tragedy with a “Stop and Remember” ceremony on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center at the . The committee is asking for fire alarms, sirens and church bells to sound at 1 p.m. in remembrance. The ceremony also will honor the three Shelby Township residents who were killed in war since Sept. 11.
- At 11 a.m. at the , Birmingham will host a remembrance and dedication ceremony as it unveils and formally dedicates a steel remnant from the World Trade Center. The fire station will remain open until noon for the public to view the new memorial.
Bloomfield Township/Bloomfield Hills
- 10th Anniversary 9/11 Ecumenical Service: Kirk in the Hills along with St. Hugo's and several other area churches will have a service 7:30–9:30 p.m. at , 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills.
- In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Clawson police and fire officials will be at the Clawson Farmers Market on Sunday to speak with residents and display their equipment for children. At noon there will be a bike safety clinic followed by a fire safety clinic. The farmers market will also have a moment of silence.
- North Farmington High's outdoor classroom: On Sunday morning, starting at 8:30 a.m., the community is invited to share a time of reflection at new outdoor classroom. The focal point of this outdoor space, located behind the school, is a sculpture that incorporates a piece of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane struck, neighboring will toll its bell three times.
- The will be the site for the annual Patriot Day ceremony, hosted by , the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills. WDIV Channel 4 reporter Roger Weber will emcee the 4 p.m. event, which will recognize police officers and firefighters of the year, as well as firefighters who walked from the Ambassador Bridge to New York in October 2001 to show support for the New York Fire and Police departments.
- Musical tribute: The Harmony Town Barbershop Chorus will present a musical tribute to the heroes of 9/11 in Fuerst Park. Rain location is inside the Novi Public Library. The tribute takes place at 3 p.m. in the park, which is at the corner of Taft and 10 Mile roads in Novi.
- 8:15-10 a.m., , 771 Old Perch Rd., Rochester Hills
- Detroit Zoo: Michigan first responders – police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians – and a guest will receive free admission to the on Sunday. The commemoration will include a Ceremony of Remembrance at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Picnic Grove, with a moment of silence for 9/11 victims and their families.
- “Transforming 9/11: Remembering, Reflecting, Responding,” will be held at 26998 Woodward Ave.: at 7 p.m. The event is a community commemoration on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. Jewish, Muslim and Christian leadership will be participating through readings, poems and reflections on topics including: Remembrance; Victory over Evil; Religious Extremism; and Religious Exclusivism.
- Fundraiser and memorial: A memorial will be held to honor the victims and first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, . The memorial begins at 10 am and will have guest speakers, an official military honor guard, a military brass band, and official military vehicles. The fundraiser follows from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a series of hands-on self-defense and weapons defense Krav Maga seminars for adults, and activities for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the military families and wounded in Michigan.
- An hour of remembrance: at St. Anstasia Church will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on The World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. There will be speakers, from all religious backgrounds, giving 2 minute reflections of this tragic day in our history. The 7 p.m. event will be at at 4571 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48085
- Remembrance of 9/11 and Dedication Ceremony: The West Bloomfield Fire Department will from the World Trade Center at 2 p.m. at the . The Fire Honor Guard and elected officials will also be there to remember, recognize and honor.
- : Firefighters, police officers, first responders and members of the community are invited to attend a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. Emergency responders will be recognized, and a PowerPoint photo collage of Sept. 11, 2001, will be broadcast. A free pancake breakfast will follow the service.
- : the church will host a presentation titled "Unpacking Islam" featuring Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. Strobel and Mittleberg will talk about Islam through their interviews with Muslim experts. The event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
- 9/11 Service of Remembrance: in Dexter will host a 9/11 memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in Monument Park. Members of the community are invited to attend.
- Grandparents' concert: There will be a special recital sponsored by the Hudson Education Center at the . This concert is free and will feature instrumental and vocal soloists from the Dexter Community Schools. Refreshments will be served. The concert begins at 2 p.m. Sunday.
- National Moment of Remembrance: Residents are invited to , where people will recognize the anniversary by participating in the national moment of remembrance at 1 p.m. The ceremony begins at 12:55 p.m. Upon completion, the public is invited to visit the , which is displaying a 9/11 memorial called "." Pittsfield Township will be conducting a flag raising ceremony to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place at the , 6201 W. Michigan Ave., and will start at approximately 9:30 a.m. in front of the flag pole.
- The Arab American National Museum will be open to everyone from 12-5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at 13624 Michigan Avenue.
- The Cornerstone Christian Church is having a special service to honor Dearborn police officers and firefighters for their service to the community, and remember the victims of 9/11. The event will take place that at 10 a.m. The school is located at 20601 Rotunda Drive
- A “Remembrance and Unity Candlelight Vigil” sponsored by the City of Dearborn, the Henry Ford and the Dearborn Area ministerial Alliance will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony is open to the public, and will take place on the lawn of the at 6:30 pm. The Henry Ford Museum is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd.
- The City of Dearborn will also take part in a National Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. All Americans are welcome to participate by ringing bells, blowing whisles, or sounding sirens at that time. The city will mark the remembrance by sounding the Emergency Warning Sirens throughout Dearborn.
- Memorial service and food drive: The Muslim Community of Western Suburbs has organized a memorial service with religious and community leaders. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items. Local youth groups will collect and distribute the food to area food pantries. The event is 2:30 p.m at Muslim Community of Western Suburbs, 40440 Palmer Rd. in Canton.
- The American Legion will host a public memorial ceremony and luncheon 2-4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 32, 9318 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia in remembrance of 9/11. Guest speakers will include Livonia Mayor Jack Kirksey. The attire for this event is business casual. If you plan to attend, please call to RSVP at 734-427-5630.
- Remembrance breakfast: The Ladies Auxiliary Post 6695, the VFW and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 528 will host this 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 8 a.m. at 1426 Mill St., Plymouth. The event will honor the men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, as well as the first responders who worked tirelessly to help save and protect the people affected by those attacks. A breakfast will also be served.
- Joseph Peterson, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, a former police detective and the current mayor of Wyandotte, hopes on Sunday. Patriotism means the world to the man who salutes the flag and has a 15-foot flagpole in the front yard of his residential neighborhood. The city-operated cable TV company also is going to send videographers throughout town to document those flags for a half-hour program. All of the churches in town also are being asked to ring their bells at the exact time the terrorist attacks were carried out in 2011.
- Wyandotte also will hold a remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the , 633 Ford. American Legion Post No. 217 is also spearheading the event, which is open to the public.
- 9/11 Memorial dedication: The memorial, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, , will be dedicated at 9 a.m. at the , 615 W Grand River Ave. The event is open to the public; be aware that Grand River will be closed from Main to Cross streets. There will be a shuttle service from the Brighton Meijer.