Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Students from Grosse Pointe North and South High Schools are using flags today to remember victims from 9/11. Flags are already lining the sidewalks leading to South's doorways and students will be placing flags on the lawn of North throughout the day.
On the 11-year anniversary of 9/11, Grosse Pointe high schoolers are using flags to remember the victims of the attack. U.S. flags are already lining the sidewalks of Grosse Pointe South and a large display of flags will be built throughout the day at Grosse Pointe North. Grosse Pointe South Principal Matt Outlaw said a student group placed the flags--about 3,000--on the lawn for the memorial. Additionally, students will hear an announcement address at 9:11 a.m. today, he said. The Grosse Pointe North Chapter of Young Americans for Freedom--a student organization--will be placing nearly 3,000 flags on the school's lawn throughout the day, chapter chairman Grant Strobl said. Students from social studies classes will add to the flag display …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Why do bad things happen? This is a question all kids ask at one time or another. A few simple parenting skills can enhance any kids ability to be worry-proof.
In the past few weeks, the build up to the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 have been hard to avoid. There’s been a saturation of news coverage and memorials, sometimes the nature of which has been graphic and disturbing. On a local level, another source of worry has reverberated through the community, the story of missing Grosse Pointe Farms teen Chloe Ann Pittel. She's been missing since Aug. 31, when she left her home with just a few personal belongings and her small dog. These events have surely prompted questions, worries and in some, severe anxiety in our children who are less able to process some of the more complicated elements of traumatic events and less capable of reducing stress on their own. Kevin Ketels, a Grosse Pointe Woods …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
As one of the first clergyman to respond to Ground Zero, Reverend Dr. David Dieter said the experience altered his thinking forever.
Although Ground Zero is a lasting image of violence, it was what Christ Church Grosse Pointe the Rev. David Dieter describes as a loving, godly place in the days after 9/11 where emergency responders worked with sensitivity. Dieter was a student at General Theological Seminary in New York City on 9/11—about 40 city blocks from the Twin Towers with a straight view of them down 10th Avenue. He was among the first clergy to respond to the scene three days after the actual attack. The towers were still burning and the city that never sleeps was silent. The rushing sounds of traffic, the subway and the otherwise normal hustle and bustle was absent. "The whole city shut down," Dieter said. "The silence was beyond creepy." He and other students …
Here is a list of events and observances scheduled in the Grosse Pointes for the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Events are happening across the country today on the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including some in the Grosse Pointes. All five of the Grosse Pointes will participate in the national moment of rememberance scheduled for 1 p.m. The moment will be signaled by 30 seconds of emergency sirens sounding, according to Grosse Pointe Woods City Administrator Al Fincham. Woods officials also asked all of the churches and religious organizations in the city to ring their bells at the same time to present a unified notice of the moment. Woods Mayor Robert Novitke signed a proclamation earlier this month recognizing the 10-year anniversary. In addition to the first responders participation, area churches are offering services …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Here are observances and events marking the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 and the attacks on America.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
There will be a national moment of remembrance at 1 p.m.; many Metro Detroit communities are participating. 9/11 Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil at the Capitol: The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division will hold a 9/11 Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil from 7-9 p.m. on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing. First responders are encouraged to attend in uniform. The Capitol is located at 100 N. Capitol Ave. The Metroparks and CBC Detroit Radio are holding a special rememberance for 9/11 to honor victims and thank protectors. All seven Metroparks will have “9/11 Michigan Remembers” tribute banners. Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown and Metro Beach Metropark in Harrison Township have special …