NEWS RELEASE   9/9/2011

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MAYOR DAYNE WALLING TO HONOR LOCAL HEROES DURING EVENTS TO MARK THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS
Flint, Michigan – September 8, 2011 – Sunday, September 11, 2011 is the 10th Anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. To mark this somber occasion, Mayor Dayne Walling will join with members of the community to remember those who lost lives and loved ones and to honor local men and women who risk their lives everyday to keep the greater Flint community safe.

At 1pm EST Sunday, September 11th Mayor Walling will gather with members of the community for a National “Moment of Remembrance.” This event will take place on the lawn of Flint City Hall. “As we pause to remember the victims of 9/11 church bells will chime and sirens will wail as a reminder of how much America lost on that tragic day in our history,” said Mayor Walling.

At 2:00pm, following the Moment of Remembrance, Mayor Walling will speak at dedication ceremony on the campus of Mott Community College. College officials will dedicate memorial featuring a piece of the destroyed World Trade Center. This historical piece was presented to the college by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as an opportunity to honor local police, fire, and emergency response professionals.

This event is free and open to the public.

Mayor Walling is available to discuss these events with members of the media between 9:00am and 9:45am Friday, September 9, 2011 at City Hall.

For more information contact Maxine Murray at mmurray@cityofflint.com.

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