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Events Commemorate 9/11

Ceremony planned at Detroit Zoo while church invites all faiths to join to remember and reflect.

Millions of people across the country will pause this weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

Following are two events planned in Royal Oak on Sunday:

10:30 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo: Michigan first responders – police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians – and a guest will receive free admission to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. The event 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. 

7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church: “Transforming 9/11: Remembering, Reflecting, Responding,” is a community commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 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. A joint choir from several congregations will perform and all are invited to join the group. For more information call (248) 399-3698 or email ldscragg@gmail.com.

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