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This September 11th marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; which changed America, and the world, forever. Nearly 3,000 lives lost in the worst attacks on US soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Across the country many ceremonies and events are planned to memorialize this solemn day.

Two such are found in Muskegon, Michigan at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum and White Lake Community Library.

A Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute Aboard the USS LST 393 Museum

While the WW2 landing ship has ended it’s 2021 touring season, the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum will be open for “A Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute” . Visitors will receive free tours of the ship. Donations will be accepted to honor first responders. This event is in collaboration with the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids and the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department in Traverse City, recognizing the lives lost on September 11, 2001. 

Location: 560 Mart St. in Downtown Muskegon
Date: Saturday, September 11th
Hours: 2 to 8 pm

9/11 Poster Exhibition at White Lake Community Library

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum has shared an exhibition titled “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World” with the White Lake Community LibraryThis educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11, 2001, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told through 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. A children’s activity about everyday heroes who step up in extraordinary times will also be available.

Location: 3900 W White Lake Dr, Whitehall, MI 49461
Dates: September 10 – 30
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

~ David Levithan, Author