Residents across Northern Michigan honored the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in several different ways on Wednesday.
In Traverse City, hundreds came out to the 9/11 Memorial Park. WTCM's Jack O'Malley emceed the ceremony, and U.S. Coast Guard Commander Sean Cross gave a personal and inspirational speech about that day.
Bag pipes played in Glen Arbor, and the Glen Lake Choir sang to honor the lives lost twelve years ago. Guests lit four candles to represent the fire service values of Community, Courage, Service and Hope.
At Lake Superior State University, 2,973 flags covered the lawn. They represented each person killed in the attacks. Members of the National Guard, EMS and criminal justice students all participated in the ceremony.