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9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony to Be Held September 11 in Downtown Farmington

Release date: 8/27/2013

The American Legion Groves-Walker Post #346 of Farmington, along with the Cities of Farmington Hills and Farmington, will once again present the annual 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony to remember the victims and honor the first responders who risked and gave their lives after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The event, led by American Legion Commander Cliff Luzon, will take place on Wednesday, September 11 starting at 6 p.m. at the Walter Sundquist Pavilion at Riley Park in downtown Farmington.

During the event, the American Legion will recognize personnel from the Farmington Public Safety Department and the Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments. “After 9/11, we stood together strong and united, as Americans,” said Joel Storchan, Second Vice Commander from the American Legion Groves-Walker Post #346. “It’s important to keep those feelings of patriotism alive today.”

Dr. Don Carpenter of WYCD Radio 99.5 will be the Master of Ceremonies and Grace Newlin, Second Runner-Up in the 2012 Miss Farmington Pageant, will sing the National Anthem. The Patriot Day Ceremony will also include bagpipes, bugles, and the playing of taps. City officials in attendance will include State Representative Vicki Barnett, Oakland County Commissioner William Dwyer, Farmington and Farmington Hills Mayors and City Councils, Farmington Hills Police Chief Charles Nebus, Farmington Hills Fire Chief Corey Bartsch, Farmington Public Safety Director Robert Schulz, and a representative from U.S. Representative Gary Peters office.

Special thanks go to Sam’s Club, Gordon Food Service, and Busch’s Fresh Food Market for donations to the event. For more information, contact Joel Storchan at



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