Kalamazoo 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Relocated To Portage
The Kalamazoo Remembrance Ceremony for 9/11 is being relocated to the Valley Family Church at 2500 Vincent Ave. in Portage. In the past, this ceremony typically is held at Bronson Park, bust construction near the park has forced organizers to relocate, according to a news release from the event organizers. Next Wednesday, the public is invited to remember "those who were lost on that tragic day and adhering to the promise to never forget.”
Kalamazoo Valley Community College President Marshall Washington, and Wood TV8′s Terri DeBoer will be the host/emcee for the event. The invocation will be led by Rabbi Harvey Spivak. The one-hour service will include meaningful music by Grace Kalafut, John Mac Mullen, Carol Zomer, Al Harding and the Kalamazoo Male Chorus. Martin Malfroid, Graduate Assistant WMU, will offer TAPS, and the Kalamazoo Pipe Band, under the direction of Greg Huff, will offer “Amazing Grace.” Rev. Christina Westbury, associate pastor of Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church, will lead our closing benediction.